The Vauxhall Corsa GSi is set to return to the British brand’s line-up, 25 years after the last iteration was revealed.
Designed to offer the driver involvement of the current VXR model and the efficiency of a regular Corsa, the newcomer joins the Insignia in reviving the GSi nameplate.
Vauxhall is tight-lipped regarding the new GSi’s powertrain, but the company has confirmed that it will use the three-door bodyshell and suspension components from the VXR.
Externally, the Corsa GSi is set apart by a VXR-inspired bodykit that includes oversized air intakes, big sills and a massive rear wing. There are other tweaks too, such as the carbon-fibre trim, honeycomb grille and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the GSi will get leather-trimmed Recaro seats, alongside a leather sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals.
Vauxhall is cagey about what will feature under the skin, too, although the company has admitted that the firmer springs and dampers seen on the VXR will make their way across to the GSi. According to the British brand, the set-up will provide “exceptional levels of grip”.