VAUXHALL CORSA NAMED CARBUYER USED CAR OF THE YEAR 2023
The Vauxhall Corsa has been awarded the prestigious Used Car of the Year title at the Carbuyer Best Used Car Awards 2023. As well as the overall award, the Corsa was named Best Used Small Car, while the Insignia was recognised as Best Used Family Car.
All the contenders for the Best Used Car Awards were evaluated on their performance in key areas by Carbuyer’s team of experts, with judges praising the Corsa for its practicality, low running costs and driving dynamics.
Richard Ingram, Editor, Carbuyer, said: “For much the same reason we heaped so much praise on the Kia Niro in our new car awards, the Vauxhall Corsa comes away with not one but two wins in our used-car rundown. It all comes down to choice; petrol, diesel or electric.
“The Vauxhall Corsa is the UK’s best-selling new car year-to-date, but it makes an even better used buy. Whichever version you go for, the Corsa is practical, good to drive and cheap to run. Our Best Used Small Car and our overall Used Car of the Year, the Corsa represents great value for money.”
James Taylor, Acting Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “As the UK’s best-selling new car, I’m thrilled that the Corsa has been named Carbuyer’s Used Car of the Year. With a choice of powertrains, including a fully electric option, it’s fantastic to see that the Corsa is proving just as popular with customers looking for a used car as those making a new purchase.”
The Vauxhall Corsa is available with efficient petrol engines as well as with a fully electric powertrain. The Corsa Electric is powered by a 50kWh battery and a 136PS (100kW) electric motor and is capable of up to 222 miles (WLTP test cycle) from a single charge. Capable of supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge takes just 30 minutes to complete.
Completing a trio of award wins for Vauxhall, Carbuyer also named the Insignia its Best Used Family Car - an accolade the model also claimed at the 2022 awards, highlighting its continuing appeal as a used proposition.
Richard Ingram, Editor, Carbuyer, said: “If practicality per pound is top of your used-car wish list, few come close to the fantastic Vauxhall Insignia. There are loads of engines and specs to choose from, as well as a Sports Tourer estate if you need more space.”