Vauxhall will bring back the well-loved Corsa GSi after 25 years, the brand announced on Wednesday. It also marks one of the final products from Vauxhall’s General Motors era as its cars move to PSA Groupe platforms and technology.
The GSi first appeared in 1993 and quickly became one of Britain’s first pocket rockets with a 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine making 105 horsepower. The new Corsa GSi carries that spirit, though Vauxhall did not provide details on its powertrain. The brand did say it will borrow the Corsa VXR‘s “performance through dynamics” motif with a punch of performance that retains daily drivability.
Expect the VXR’s suspension and braking systems at a minimum.
The exterior gets racier with large air intakes, a honeycomb grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, carbon trim and a rear spoiler, which does produce extra downforce. The cabin, meanwhile, benefits from Recaro leather seats, a sports steering wheel and aluminum pedals.
Vauxhall will release more information on the Corsa GSi later this year closer to launch. For any Vauxhall fan keen on GM, this will be one to own. The Corsa will be the first model to move from GM to PSA architecture.