Corsa Celebrates 40th With Retro Look

Sat 25th Jun 2022

The Vauxhall Corsa is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, and the UK’s best selling car in 2022 has gone for some old-school looks to mark the occasion.

The Luton based team have revealed a fully-electric Corsa-e Anniversary edition, which will be limited to 1,000 units in the UK. With ‘Record Red’ metallic paint as a nod to the red shade which was available on the original Corsa A, which was launched in 1982, the electric version will also come complete with 17-inch black wheels, a black two-tone roof and retro badging. The interior will also a serious tribute to the past, with tartan upholstery inspired by the same design which was fitted to the 1980s Nova SR.

Those lucky enough to get their hands on this limited edition Corsa will also receive a unique pair of collectors’ socks, featuring both the classic and modern versions of the Vauxhall chequered tartan.

But that’s probably where the old-school design ends, because under the bonnet you have a 50kWh battery, providing 222 miles of range. The Corsa-e also comes with comforts such as heated seats and steering wheel, blind spot alert, power folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and reversing camera.

While the Corsa-e is a celebration of Vauxhall’s heritage, it also gives us a serious glimpse into the company’s electric future, with the aim of being an electric only brand by 2028.

Latest figures reveal that there remains an endearing love for the Corsa, it is the UK’s best-selling car for the last 12 months, maintaining a position at the top of the sales charts it has enjoyed for many years.

“The Corsa and Corsa-e are continuing their success from last year, and I’m pleased to see the Corsa remain the country’s best-selling new car,” said Paul Wilcox, Managing Director at Vauxhall. “Despite ongoing challenges for the industry, the first five months have seen Vauxhall remain a firm favourite with UK buyers. Another of the nation’s favourite cars, the All-New Astra is arriving in the coming weeks, bringing yet more attainable design, innovation and choice of electrification to car buyers.”