Opel Agila

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Not to be confused with Chevrolet Agile.
Opel Agila
Opel Agila B front.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Opel
Production 2000–2015
Body and chassis
Class City Car (2000–2008)
Mini MPV (2008–present)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
Successor Opel Karl

The Opel Agila (from Lat. agilis, "agile") is a city car produced under the German marque Opel since 2000, as a rebadged variant of the Suzuki Wagon R+ (first generation) and the Suzuki Splash (second generation). It has been marketed under the Vauxhall marque in the United Kingdom.

Its first generation was classified as a city car, whereas the second generation is a mini MPV.

Agila A (2000–2007)[edit]

Agila A
Opel Agila front 20071204.jpg
Overview
Also called Suzuki Wagon R+
Vauxhall Agila
Production 2000–2007
Assembly Gliwice, Poland (Opel Polska)[1]
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length 3,535 mm (139.2 in)
Width 1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Height 1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Curb weight 993 kg (2,189 lb)
Rear view
For British buyers the Agila is badged as a Vauxhall

The first-generation Agila was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Wagon R+, which was produced in Japan. The Agila's Opel-sourced 1.0 and 1.2-litre petrol engines were smaller than the European-market 1.3-litre found in the European-market Wagon R+, but were more powerful and refined. The 1.0 engine was the Z10XE engine with three cylinders in line and 973 cc. The 1.2 engine was the Z12XE with four cylinders in line and 1248 cc.

The Agila was built at Opel's factory in Gliwice, Poland. The Suzuki Wagon R+ was built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary.

Agila B (2007–2015)[edit]

Agila B
Opel Agila 1.2 ecoFLEX Edition (B) – Frontansicht, 7. April 2011, Velbert.jpg
Overview
Also called Suzuki Splash
Vauxhall Agila
Production 2007–2015
Assembly Esztergom, Hungary (Magyar Suzuki)
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L I3 (petrol)
1.2 L I4 (petrol)
1.3 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length 3,740 mm (147.2 in)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,590 mm (62.6 in)
Rear view
Vauxhall Agila

The second-generation Agila was officially announced on May 15, 2007, and was presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.[2] Suzuki marketed this generation under the Splash nameplate. The car is 200 mm (7.9 in) longer than its predecessor — similar to small superminis and mini MPVs such as the Citroën C3 Picasso, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz and Nissan Micra.

It is slightly larger in size than the previous generation, and is classified as a mini MPV.

Petrol engines are a three cylinder 1.0-litre, 65 PS (48 kW; 64 bhp) and a four cylinder 1.2-litre 86 PS (63 kW; 85 bhp), and the diesel unit a four cylinder 1.3-litre CDTi 75 PS (55 kW; 74 bhp) with common rail technology.

The Agila comes in two different trim levels: Base/Essentia and Edition/Enjoy.

European production of the Opel Agila and Suzuki Splash is at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary.[3]

Engines[edit]

All engines contain the 'Ecotec' technology.

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.0 ecoFLEX I3 973 cc 65 PS (48 kW; 64 hp) @6000 rpm 90 N·m (66 lb·ft) @4800 rpm 120 (2008–10)

119 (2010-)

1.2 VVT I4 1199 cc 86 PS (63 kW; 85 hp) @5500 rpm 114 N·m (84 lb·ft) @4400 rpm 131 (2008–10)

119 (2010-)

Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.3 CDTI I4 1248 cc 70 PS (51 kW; 69 hp) @4000 rpm 170 N·m (130 lb·ft) @1750 rpm (2008–10) 120

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opel. Opel In Poland". Car-cat.com. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "The New Vauxhall Agila – Flex in the city!". Vauxhall. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Suzuki Splash, the shortened Swift MPV". Autopress News. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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