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Vauxhall Tigra Review

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Vauxhall Tigra Review

The new Vauxhall Tigra was launched in the UK in September 2004 offering both a two seat hardtop coupe and a roadster at the touch of a button.

9 July 2005 Melanie Carter

The new Vauxhall Tigra was launched in the UK in September 2004 offering both a two seat hardtop coupe and a roadster at the touch of a button.

Unlike the previous model which was a 4-seater the new Tigra is a 2-seat convertible with an electrically operated hardtop and is based on the current Corsa model.

Despite our unpredictable weather, the UK is the second largest market for convertibles, with in excess of 70,000 convertibles sold each year. The outgoing Tigra model sold 37,395 cars in its six year history and Vauxhall plan to build on this with the new Tigra model.

The Vauxhall Tigra is available with a choice of three engines: 1.4i 16v and 1.8i 16v petrol and a 1.3 CDTi 16v diesel all mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Prices range from £13,750 for the entry-level 1.4i 16v to £15,850 for the 1.8i 16v (a/c) Sport model.

With competition in the form of Ford's Streetka, MINI's Convertible - we tested the Tigra 1.4 16v Sport to find out if Vauxhall 's offering can hold its own within the competitive world of compact coupe cabriolets/convertibles.

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Vauxhall Tigra Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVauxhall Tigra 1.4i 16v Sport
  
Body TypeCoupe Roadster
ColourFlame Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.4 seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban34.9 mpg
Extra Urban56.5 mpg
Combined46.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group9
Euro NCAP Rating4
WarrantyAll Vauxhall vehicles are covered by a one-year unlimited mileage manufacturer's warranty. A second and third year no-fee customer option warranty to 60,000 miles from first registration
Price (when tested on the 09/07/05)£ 15,000

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