The SRI badge, which Vauxhall describes as "legendary", will return to the Corsa range this year, the manufacturer has announced.
Scheduled to arrive in showrooms in the autumn, the Corsa SRI is designed to appeal to those buyers who appreciate the style and capabilities of the VXR but don’t require its full performance potential.
Petrol versions of the SRI will be powered by the turbocharged engine found in the VXR model, taking the car from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and to a top speed of 130mph.
A sports chassis, which has been lowered by 18mm at the front and 15mm at the rear, forms the base of the car.
The Corsa SRI’s power will also be kept in check with power steering featuring variable progressive feedback, meaning that the weight of the steering adjusts electronically in response to the road.
A front spoiler, deep side sills, 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome sports exhaust pipe and tailgate spoiler characterise the look of the revamped Corsa, along with sports seats and alloy pedals on the inside.
The new model will be available to order from June 23rd before being fully launched in three- and five-door form in September.