The Vauxhall Corsa is now being offered with a battery electric motor providing zero-emissions range of up to 209 miles. It spearheads a new range of electrified Vauxhalls which will cover all the brand's models by 2024.

The Corsa-e gets a 50kWh battery that supports up to 100kW rapid charging, enabling 80% charge in just 30 minutes. The battery is covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. The sixth gen Corsa is sleeker than before, with reduced noise and vibration as well as a low centre of gravity, improving the efficiency and handling. The efficiency is further improved with the regenerative braking to reuse the energy released during braking.

The Corsa-e gets the IntelliLux LED matrix lights and includes standard driver assistance features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. It is wider and lower, providing more space in the interior and in the boot. It also gets an option of a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a digital cockpit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for a connected experience. The driver’s seat even gets an in-seat massager.

Vauxhall claims that it is the most efficient Corsa yet, weighing 10% less than the outgoing model and offering improved performance and efficiency. The new Corsa is also available in petrol and diesel engine options.

The Corsa-E starts at £27,165 after the plug-in car grant.



Suzuki has no confirmed plans to introduce a commercial version of the Jimny in order to bypass European legislation expected to remove the current model from sale in Europe.

Jessica Grimditch, Press Officer for Suzuki UK said "the introduction of the 'N1' Commercial type vehicle has not been confirmed for the UK." This follows Suzuki's admission that the Jimny's engines would adversely affect their CO2 following the introduction of Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) emission standards in 2021.

It had been suggested that the Jimny could be sold as an N1 commercial vehicle which would be exempt from CAFE emission standards. This would be achieved by removing the rear seats and commercial homologation.

The CAFE emission standards seek to ensure that manufacturers have a fleet average of 95 CO2 g/km by 2021. The Jimny engine lineup currently varies between 154-170 CO2 g/km meaning Suzuki would face fines if the Jimny remained on sale with its current engines.

Suzuki had previously stated the Jimny would remain on sale in "very limited numbers" throughout 2020 fueling speculation the car will be removed from sale in 2021.