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  • What's new at Vauxhall this March?

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    There's always plenty to report when it comes to stories from the Vauxhall world - and this month is no different. Recent reports from the car giant spell good news for fans of the Corsa, with two new models in the pipeline. It's the Corsa's 25th anniversary this year, and they're always popular here at Thompson and Smith, so we're excited to take these two beauties for a spin when they arrive...

    Corsa GSi due later this year

    Set to arrive in showrooms in late 2018, the sporty Corsa GSi will sit below the VXR hot hatch in the Corsa range. But what should we expect? A 1.4 turbo engine is being predicted by some, but most of the new developments are expected to be focused on the car's chassis, which should be designed more for everyday use than the VXR. This warm hatch should also feature lowered suspension compared with the everyday models, with the styling likely to be toned down compared with the VXR. There are rumours that Vauxhall may end up dropping the VXR range entirely, but this remains to be seen...

    The Vauxhall Corsa goes electric

    You'll have to wait until 2020 to get your hands on one, though! The new fully electric Corsa will be produced in Zaragoza, Spain, and will be part of Vauxhall owner PSA's CMP platform: chassis components that are also used in the firm's other makes, including Peugeot and DS. The zero-emissions Corsa EV is part of a massive electrification strategy for Vauxhall and Opel, who plan to at least partly electrify every single model by 2024.

    The Corsa has dropped in popularity in recent years, and is now eighth in the list of Vauxhall's top-selling models in the UK. Could these two new Corsa variants see its popularity rise back up to its previous heights again...?