A prototype of what is supposed to become the Holden Corsa VXR was undergoing testing in Australia recently. This is an updated Corsa VXR, the hot-hatch version of the Corsa city car that was previously sold in Australia as the Opel Corsa OPC.
The 2015 Opel Corsa VXR is seen here in left-hand-drive form and the updated Corsa VXR went on sale overseas from March with revised styling and an uprated 1.6L four-cylinder turbocharged engine, with some tuning help from the Holden Australian engineers to the engine.
We have read reports out of Australia recently revealing that the Corsa VXR will produce more than 150kW, which is more powerful than the Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS200 and the Peugeot 208 GTI.
These reports go on to say that the Holden Corsa VXR could be in the process of being readied for release in the Australian and New Zealand market, joining the Astra VXR and Insignia VXR performance models that are due to arrive later in 2015.
The official word out of Holden is that they could not confirm whether the Corsa VXR was headed for our showrooms only that their engineering team works on a number of global engineering programs, not all of which come to Australia and New Zealand.
Images of the 2015 Holden Cruze reveal that a new front-end will feature prominently across the range. Changes to the exterior are set to include the introduction of LED daytime running lights and potentially new upper and lower grilles and reports are also saying that the new Cruze was only a matter of weeks away from launch.