FIRST DRIVE: New 2024 Vauxhall Corsa Electric. Has Vauxhall priced itself out? | Electrifying

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Do you remember the Vauxhall Corsa-e? Probably one of the most approachable little electric cars ever made, but one that also managed to be … how to say this politely?… a bit dull.

Luckily, it seems like someone at Vauxhall has been listening, so now we have this… the NEW Vauxhall Corsa Electric. A bit more grown-up looks-wise, and definitely more modern. It’s had a bit of a hardware upgrade too and can go further on a charge.

But there’s a bit of a problem. The price. Although the Corsa-e was never exactly a bargain, it was one of the cheapest electric cars you could buy – especially when Vauxhall threw in some incentives such as 0% finance. That all changes with the new Corsa Electric, which starts from just over £32k and goes up to £38k for the range-topper. That’s nearly £40,000… for a Corsa.

To try and soften the blow, Vauxhall has beefed up the spec. The battery has grown from 50 to 51kWh, enough to jump the WLTP range from 222miles to 246, a 15% increase. Which doesn’t sound like that much, right up until you need to get home without stopping… and it’s 30 miles away…

Join Nicola as she takes a close look around Vauxhall’s new Corsa Electric. What do you think of its new look? Is it an improvement or did you prefer the old version? Is the high price a deal-breaker? As always, we love you hear your views, so let us know what you think in the comments below.


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