The Vauxhall Corsa turns 25: We look back at one of Britain’s most popular superminis

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Since 1993, the Vauxhall Corsa has been a staple on British roads. A replacement for the much-loved, but flimsy Nova, it had intense competition for sales in the UK – competing with popular models such as the Ford Fiesta, Rover 100, Nissan Micra, Peugeot 205 and Renault Clio – to name but a few.

The Corsa's combination of simple mechanicals, curvy and attractive bodyshells and tempting value means it's remained incredibly popular over the last quarter of a decade – regularly sitting on the podium for new car sales.

Now, as the Corsa turns 25, we take a look back at how it got where it is...