The Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX Start/Stop now achieves 85.6mpg with emissions of just 88g/km.
The Vauxhall Corsa – and, for that matter, the Opel Corsa – has been revealed as the most economical car ever built by GM Europe after a series of tweaks has cut its already impressive fuel consumption.
The Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX Start-Stop )which, fortunately, isn’t emblazoned on the boot lid in full) can now squeeze 85.6 miles out of every gallon of diesel, which means emissions drop to just 88g/km.
Vauxhall has had yet another play with their 1.3 litre diesel and fitted a variable displacement oil pump that delivered pressure to suit the load, had a tweak with the Corsa’s brain and filled low-viscosity oil in the gearbox The result is in improvement of 7 per cent in economy over the current Corsa.
But it’s not just new oil for the gearbox, it’s a new, improved gearbox too as well as a new set of low rolling resistance tyres that contribute to the latest improvements in the Corsa 1.3 CDTI bringing a total improvement since the Corsa ecoFLEX was launched five years ago of 26 per cent reduction in emissions and the same improvement in economy.
Vauxhall also say that as well as the economy improvements the Corsa has also had its suspension and dampers improved (except for the quick Corsas) to give a more comfortable ride on rough surfaces and around town, without changing its handling.