Vauxhall Corsa - Training Car Of The Year

One of the UK's most popular cars the Vauxhall Corsa has been awarded 'Training Car of the Year 2012' by readers of adiNEWS, a leading magazine aimed at driving instructors.

With over 30% of the votes the new Vauxhall Corsa Diesel was a clear winner with driving instructors who pointed to the 1.3 diesel Active model as their favortie choice, the Corsa Active is well equipped and adds Alloys, Air Con and Bluetooth to the Corsa entry models:

Exterior Highlights/Features:

  • 16 inch multi-spoke alloys wheels
  • Electric front windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Rear wipers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Daytime running lights
  • Chromed headlamps

Interior Highlights/Features:

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 7 speaker audio system: radio/CD/MP3 player with bluetooth, aux-in and USB inputs
  • Morrocana cloth upholstery

Safety/Security:

  • Emergency brake assist (EBA)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dual stage Driver/passenger airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central deadlocking

Some of the key points noted of the Corsa were how easy it is to drive with excellent driver vision, smooth gears and clutch, very light steering and the car is very easy to park. Driver instructors pointed also to excellent fuel economy with official figures stating the vehicle does 53.3 MPG 'around town'.

The Vauxhall Corsa is a very popular choice for driving schools with Vauxhall supplying the model to both BSM and RED.