New Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin brings more kit for a lower starting price

The new all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin has been revealed, with a lower price and more standard equipment

Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin - front

Vauxhall has added a new ‘Griffin’ trim level to the Corsa-e lineup, bringing styling tweaks and more standard kit to Britain’s best-selling small electric car.

The Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin sits above SE Nav Premium spec when it comes to the level of equipment on offer, yet the new model undercuts it on price in a bid to strengthen the Corsa-e as a value proposition.

Griffin trim drops the asking price to £26,390, making it the most affordable Corsa-e to date. However, it’s also equipped with more standard kit, including a raft of semi-autonomous safety systems, such as Automatic Emergency City Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Speed Sign recognition, Forward Collision Alert and Driver Drowsiness Detection also feature.

While higher-spec versions use a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, the Corsa-e Griffin features a 7-inch system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard. Satellite-navigation is also included, along with a 7-inch digital instrument display.

Griffin-spec also adds heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, along with automatic lights and windscreen wipers. There are styling tweaks, too, comprising a contrast black roof, tinted rear windows, LED fog lights and 17-inch bi-colour alloys with a diamond-cut finish.

The powertrain is unchanged, so thanks to a 50kWh battery pack the Corsa-e has a range of over 200 miles, with a zero to 80 per cent charge taking just 30 minutes thanks to standard 100kW DC rapid charge capability. 

Power output stands at 134bhp, and with an identical 260Nm of torque to the rest of the Corsa-e line-up performance is also unchanged, with the 0-62mph sprint taking 8.1 seconds.

With a starting price of £26,390, Griffin spec cars come in at £750 cheaper than SE Nav Premium models, despite the added kit. Vauxhall also offers a PCP scheme with monthly payments starting from £265.

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