Is the 2015 Corsa VXR still the hottest hatchback?

The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is the upgraded and tuned model to the standard Corsa however offers speed and exceptional handing. 

The first generation Corsa VXR was released in 2007 at the British Motor Show and featured a turbo-charged 1.6L engine capable of accelerating o-6o mph in 6.5 seconds.

Production of the ‘first generation’ Corsa VXR lasted from 2007 to 2014 however in 2015 the VXR saw a major upgrade with the inside interior and outside shape. The 2015 VXR offered increased power and featured sports suspension for a much stable ride however driving over speed bumps in a VXR should be done at a relatively low-level speed.

Ordering straight from the manufacturer also offered a performance pack which has the carbon trims and a full bodykit which includes twin exhausts, leather bucket seats and a rear wing spoiler. This has an extra cost of £2500.

Purchasing the first generation Corsa VXR can cost around £5,000-£7,000 with the 2015 – 2018 model coming in at £9,000 – £14,000.

As an owner and a regular driver of the standard Vauxhall Corsa SE 2015, the Corsa VXR doesn’t look much different inside. The interior looks mostly identical inside to the SE with the only differences being the seats and gear knob handle. The standard Corsa also offers drivers to enable ‘city’ mode which can be used to park in tight parking spots or turn on sharp corners at low speed.

The hot hatchback VXR has long since rivalled with the Ford Fiesta ST which is also a 1.6L turbocharged engine with front wheel drive.

Now if you own a Corsa VXR, it is safe to say you want to pull the maximum power out your engine as possible, this is where this model has been subject to external modifications. Owners have remapped their VXR’s in the past to stage 1 which includes increased rev limiter power to 7200rpm and increased horsepower.