Vauxhall has today stopped selling brand new Corsa cars with diesel engines, instead focusing only on the fully electric and petrol versions of the car. This is the first time in 35 years that Vauxhall has stopped offering the Corsa with a diesel engine. The first Corsa was offered with a 1.5-litre Isuzu engine back in 1987.
With the previous Corsa, Vauxhall did actually pull the diesel option shortly before the current car replaced it, as at the time it was only making up 2.5% of the sales. However, Vauxhall brought back the diesel option with the new car, in 2019.
At the moment, the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine only makes up 1.4% of the total Corsa sales in the UK, a lot less than the all electric Corsa-e. Currently, only three options are available when buying a brand new Corsa, the 1.2-litre petrol with 74bhp, the same engine with 99bhp and then the all electric Corsa-e with 134bhp and a range of 222 miles.
“In line with UK customer demand, Vauxhall decided to remove the diesel powertrain from Corsa, leaving the all-electric Corsa-e and petrol-powered Corsa, as part of our model year changes announced on 6 April 2022.”
Vauxhall has said it will be going fully electric by 2028 and will be over time, reviewing what combustion cars it offers.