Vauxhall Corsavan (2015 – 2019) Review

Vauxhall Corsavan (2015 – 2019) At A Glance


+Improved comfort with better seats, increased payload, very well equipped as standard with DAB and electric windows, steering now adjusts for both height and reach.

-1.3 CDTi engine is still quite noisy, strong competition from the Fiesta van, a revamp rather than an all-new van.

If you're expecting an all-new Corsavan for 2015 then you may be disappointed. Like the passenger Corsa, this is more of a revamp rather than an all-new car. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. The old Corsavan had plenty of strengths and Vauxhall has been able to make what was already a good van markedly better.

The looks follow on from the Corsa car with the same front end - giving it a wider and sportier stance - along with redesigned rear lights that now flow onto the tailgate. The cabin has been redesigned and it's here where the biggest changes are.

The seats are more comfortable and the steering column now adjusts for reach as well as height, meaning the Corsavan is far better for taller drivers, particularly if you spend all day behind the wheel.

The interior quality is much improved and the new layout means it's easier to use than before, plus standard equipment levels are impressive with DAB radio, Bluetooth plus electric windows and mirrors are all included.

Under the skin there are significant changes with new suspension front and rear which has helped to increase the payload up to 571kg. The load area is the same as before which means it's surprisingly good with vertical sides although the usual problem of a high load lip means it's not that easy to lift heavy items in or out.

The engines have been updated to Euro 6, with the choice of a 1.2 petrol or a 1.3 diesel. The CDTi is available in two outputs and will return up to 83.1mpg with the 95PS unit, while the 75PS averages a claimed 72.4mpg.

The Corsavan can also be ordered in Sportive trim, which adds a bodykit and a host of extras, including air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, front fog lights, alloy wheels and cruise control.