Marking 25 years of the top-selling Corsa range, Vauxhall has revealed the exciting new limited edition Corsa Griffin, and it is now available to order here at James Haugh!
Named after Vauxhall’s iconic Griffin logo, there are four model variants of the highly appointed anniversary edition Corsa. Each model is fitted with a set of unique ‘Griffin’ badges on the front wings of the car, and a set of ‘Griffin’ branded floor mats for the driver and front passenger.
As standard, the Corsa Griffin comes with a head-turning black styling pack that features a contrast black roof, black front grille and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, 16-inch gloss black twinspoke alloy wheels, front fog lights with black bezel, plus stylish dark tinted privacy windows to the rear.
And there’s plenty more features equipped on the limited edition vehicle which come as standard, including: a seven-inch colour touchscreen, air conditioning, heated sports-style front seats, leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel, heated windscreen, automatic lights and wipers, and an automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror – to name but a few! There are also extra safety features on board the Corsa Griffin, such as hill start assist, ISOFIX child seat fixings on the outer rear seats and LED daytime running lights.
The Griffin also provides all-year round comfort, with air
conditioning for hot summer days and heated front seats and a leather-covered,
heated steering wheel to keep you cosy in those winter months.
With a digital radio that features AM/FM and DAB, the Corsa Griffin’s infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and USB audio connection, as well as Bluetooth audio streaming and a Bluetooth® mobile phone portal, all controllable from the steering wheel – so wherever your journey may take you, you can guarantee you’ll be kept well entertained!
Customers can select any of four Corsa Griffin models, either in three or five door body style, all with an efficient 1.4-litre petrol engine rated at 75PS or 90PS. The Euro 6.2-compliant petrol engine can achieve up to 49.6mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 130g/km.
The exterior colour of the Corsa Griffin is also customisable with white, blue, black, red, silver and grey options, in solid, brilliant, metallic and triple coat finishes.
A nod to Vauxhall’s heritage
The special edition Corsa is named after Vauxhall’s iconic Griffin badge which dates back over one hundred years. Although the logo has evolved to its current simple clean design, it has its roots in a history that goes back centuries.
The Vauxhall name and its Griffin logo both have a fascinating history. The 12th Century Plantagenet mercenary, Fulk le Breant, was granted lands by King John and his property became known as Fulk's Hall. The name evolved into Fawkes Hall, later Foxhall and, ultimately, Vauxhall where the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens were opened on the South Bank of the Thames in 1661.
Vauxhall adopted the Griffin as its logo in 1915. The Chief Engineer and Designer, Laurence H Pomeroy, offered the prize of two guineas for the design of a new symbol. The brief was for a heraldic design, and the prize was won by a young apprentice called Harry Varley who proposed the image of a griffin, a mythical creature depicted on the coat of arms of Fulk le Breant, driving a “V” flag into the ground.
There’s no denying that the Corsa Griffin has it all. The head-turning good looks, super smart features and all the finishing touches you need to make the most of every drive. Not to mention a choice of nippy petrol engines that give you maximum fun with minimum cost – and, for a limited time only, you can get this special edition vehicle for just £179* a month.
*Offer ends 17th December 2018. Ts & Cs apply. See Vauxhall.co.uk for more details.