The Vauxhall Agila is a city car marketed beginning 2000. Vauxhall Motors holds the sales in the UK, but rebadged versions of the Agila are also sold by Suzuki and Opel. The Agila is a product of General Motor and Suzuki’s joint venture and is the first city car to be sold under the Vauxhall name. The car is currently produced by Magyar Suzuki, based in Hungary. The success of the car is attributed to its low costs and refined technology.
Agila A, produced from 2000 to 2007, traces its roots from the Suzuki Wagon R+ kei car. This first generation was offered in two petrol engine versions: a Z10XE three cylinder engine and a Z12XE four cylinder engine. The car was given a mild facelift in 2003. In 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the larger Agila B was introduced to the public. Vauxhall Agila B was developed alongside rebadged sibling Suzuki Splash. A common rail diesel engine was also made available for this version. Agila B came in two trim levels: Essentia and Enjoy.
Competitors of the car in the city car and mini MPV segment include the Citroen C3 Picasso, Fiat Panda and Ford Ka. While being a rebadged version, the Agila remains strong with smooth handling and sensible features.