Vauxhall Tigra (2004–2009)
- March 2004: Tigra returns to UK
- September 2004: Goes on sale in the UK
- January 2005: Diesel added to the range
- April 2008: Tigra Sport Rouge launched
Tigra returns to UK
Corsa C based cabrio to compete with Street Ka, Copen and 206CC. 3,921mm (12' 10") lonx x 1,905mm (6' 3") wide (inc. mirrors).
Choice of 90bhp 1.4 and 125bhp 1.8 16v or, later, a 175bhp 1.6 turbo. Big advantage over Street Ka is folding tin top, like 206 CC's and Diahatsu Copen's.
Goes on sale in the UK
On sale in UK from late summer 2004. Insurance Group 9 for 1.4 and Groupe 12 for 1.8. I.8 offers quite a sporty drive with softish ride and no unpleasant surprises.
Diesel added to the range
70PS 1.3 CDTi diesel added to range. Offers 48.7mpg combined and CO2 output of 124g/km.
Tigra Sport Rouge launched
With red fabric covered folding tintop, ironically to make it look more like a convertible. From £15,705. Goes up or down in 20 seconds. Four body colours - Metro Blue, Star Silver, Flame Red or Black Sapphire - and comes as standard with central locking, electrically adjustable door mirrors, CD player and steering wheel mounted controls.
Also standard are 16” alloy wheels, an aux-in MP3 player jack and Sports seats. Upgrades to a choice of 17 inch alloy wheels, a full leather pack and rear parking sensors, or even a stylish VXR pack to make your car really stand out from the crowd. Choice of three engines – 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre petrols, and 1.3 diesel – prices range from £15,705 to £17,195.