The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is a powerful performance version of the familiar family hatchback. It makes 202bhp from a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. All this power in a relatively small car means the Corsa VXR will reach 62mph from rest in just 6.5 seconds, making it slightly faster than the Ford Fiesta ST , which does the same in 6.9 seconds.
T hese days Vauxhall offers everything from boutique hatchbacks to 4x4s, but the Corsa remains its bread and butter. Beloved of driving schools and fleets, it also attracts a large number of private buyers and accounts for almost a third of all the company's sales.