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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