The new engine is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit which produces 120PS and 175Nm of Torque. This means that the Corsa Black will hit 60mph in 9.7 seconds and go on to a top speed of 121mph. Fuel consumption is 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions are as low as 129g/km thanks to stop/start technology.
Initially available in a limited production run of 500 units, in both 3- and 5-door body styles, the Black Edition is based on the Corsa Limited Edition and along with the 120PS engine gains a black logo bar and new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
A raft of sporty features including body-coloured front lower spoiler, side sills, rear lower skirt and rear spoiler give the Black Edition some serious street presence. Its looks are enhanced further with front fog lights, dark style headlights and tail lights and dark tinted rear windows.
Inside, sports seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, sports pedals, silver interior seat stitching and matt chrome air vent surrounds set the Black Edition apart from all other Corsas. For those who wish to go even further upmarket, there are additional options available such as the Touch and Connect infotainment system, climate control and adaptive forward lighting.
The Corsa Black Edition is on sale now and is priced at £15,995 for the 3-door and £16,425 for the 5-door.