With its bold, stylish design, fun driving characteristics and premium feel quality, you could be forgiven for thinking that Vauxhall’s New Corsa would be more expensive than the outgoing car.

But you’d be wrong. With prices starting at just £7,495, the replacement for Vauxhall’s top-selling supermini is better equipped, and considerably cheaper than some of its most obvious rivals.

All Corsas come with equipment lists you’d expect to see on cars costing much more money. As well as a quality CD sound system, the entry-level Expression gets twin dual-stage front airbags, a folding ignition key, ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, electrically adjustable door mirrors, body coloured bumpers, central locking, speed-sensitive power steering and smart door-to-door lighting.

Moving up the range, the Life gets welcome lighting, remote central locking and electric front windows, yet the most popular 1.2 5-dr trim is £945 less expensive than its predecessor, while Club trim adds side and curtain airbags, an MP3 compatible audio system, the DualLoad boot floor, body-coloured door handles and side mouldings and steering wheel audio controls.

SXi variants get heated door mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, sports front seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, sports suspension, fog lights, a visible chrome tailpipe and dark-style lamps, yet in 1.2-litre SXi 3-dr form it’s £260 cheaper than the outgoing car. Plush Design models come with automatic lighting control, rain sensing wipers, air-conditioning and chrome-edged dials.

New Corsa will be available at Vauxhall Retailers from October and a full list of prices appears below.

Model

Engine

Trans

£

3 door

 

 

 

Expression

1.0 12v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

7,495

 

 

 

 

Life

1.0 12v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

8,395

 

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

8,795

 

1.2 16v

Easytronic

9,295

 

1.3CDTi 75

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

9,695

 

 

 

 

Club

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

9,195

 

1.2 16v

Easytronic

9,695

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

9,695

 

1.4 16v

Auto

10,695

 

1.3CDTi 75

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,095

 

 

 

 

SXi

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,095

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,595

 

1.4 16v

Auto

11,595

 

1.3CDTi 90

MANUAL, 6-SPEED

11,295

 

 

 

 

Design

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,845

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

11,345

 

1.4 16v

Auto

12,345

 

1.3CDTi 90

MANUAL, 6-SPEED

12,045

5 door

 

 

 

Life

1.0 12v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

8,995

 

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

9,395

 

1.2 16v

Easytronic

9,895

 

1.3CDTi 75

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,295

 

 

 

 

Club

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

9,795

 

1.2 16v

Easytronic

10,295

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,295

 

1.4 16v

Auto

11,295

 

1.3CDTi 75

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,695

 

 

 

 

SXi

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

10,695

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

11,195

 

1.4 16v

Auto

12,195

 

1.3CDTi 90

MANUAL, 6-SPEED

11,895

 

 

 

 

Design

1.2 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

11,445

 

1.4 16v

MANUAL, 5-SPEED

11,945

 

1.4 16v

Auto

12,945

 

1.3CDTi 90

MANUAL, 6-SPEED

12,645