Vauxhall has launched the Corsa VXR Blue edition, which has been given several cosmetic changes, a new paintjob and additional kit as standard. It offers a classy performance model of the new-look (facelift) Corsa range. The most attractive feature of the Blue edition is the special Arden Blue metallic paint.
It also now rides on 18-inch alloys, so there’s no need to switch them to aftermarket ones. Other design changes include the use of dark-tinted glass, bespoke interior air vents and Recaro seats.
Expect to save £445 compared to the price of a ‘standard’ Corsa VXR with this kit added on top. Like the other models in the range, the Corsa VXR Blue has also received the new ‘eagle-eye’ headlights but it has a blue bar across the grille.
And similar to a regular VXR, it also features sexy foglights, a more aggressive front bumper, small rear wing and the center-exit exhaust. The interior of the Blue edition features blue stitching to the leather steering wheel, blue air vents and blue trim on the Recaro seats.
In addition, it offers lowered sports suspension, uprated brakes and switchable ESP. The Corsa VXR is a little older now, but its performance remains very competitive.
It is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) at 5850 rpm, and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque between 1980-5800 rpm.
This enables the car to accelerate from a standstill to 60mph (98 km/h) in just 6.8 seconds and to hit a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). When the vehicle starts arriving at UK dealerships in late February, it will have a starting price of £19,425 (including 20% VAT).