Vauxhall Corsa GSi Returns After 25 Years

Vauxhall has revived the Corsa GSi name after a 25-year absence, unveiling a new hot hatch that aims to offer similar driving thrills to the Corsa VXR, but with all the space and efficiency of the ordinary model.

Available exclusively as a three-door model, the new Vauxhall Corsa GSi adopts bespoke bodywork that includes enlarged air intakes and a honeycomb grille up front. Additionally, there are carbon fiber accents along the flanks, extended side skirts, a large rear spoiler and a chrome tailpipe.

Differentiating the interior of the Corsa GSi from other Corsa variants are aluminum pedals and a leather sports steering wheel. Among the standard features included are Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Final upgrades made to the GSi include 18-inch alloy wheels and the same suspension and brakes as the Corsa VXR.

Interestingly, the brand has yet to release engine specifications about the model, simply stating that more details will be released later in the year.

Vauxhall first used the GSi moniker in 1993 for a version of the original Corsa. The vehicle only survived for one model year and utilized a 1.6-liter petrol engine delivering 105 hp at 6000 rpm. It could also reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in a respectable 9.2 seconds.

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  • Bash

    Now this is more appealing to me than the Polo GTI.

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    • Matt

      This car is really old – like almost 13 years old. The platform is outdated and GM never invested in replacing it, they just gave it a big face-lift.

      I don’t hate it though, but the new Polo is s better car (not that I’d buy a Polo!).

      • Bash

        I agree, I would also never buy a Polo, I would buy this over it despite all the facts you mentioned.

        • TheHake

          I’d rather have the Polo. It’s latest gen with a low-stressed 2.0T engine. Polo GTI’s also keep their value pretty well.

          • Bash

            I totally see your logic and why you would think its a better alternative. It just doesn’t appeal to me at all, to each have his own mate.

          • TheHake

            Exactly why I said “I would rather have the Polo”. If all of us bought the same cars the world would be VERY boring!!!!!! 🙂

  • Christian

    Outside the UK, you could get a Corsa (Opel) GSi with the old 1,6 Turbo and 150 Bhp.. But seems that Opel are killing the VXR/OPC line…

  • Jp

    It’s really time to get this car updated…

    • TheHake

      Next year.

  • EyalN

    this car is so old, i think it came out 25 years ago.
    peugeot will out come with a new car but by then i don’t know who wants to buy this car

    • TheHake

      It still sells pretty well in Europe. I don’t know why, but it does.

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