New Opel Agila: Friendly, Dynamic, Flexible
• Concept: Five door mini-monocab with five fully fledged seats
• Functional: Versatile thanks to practical details
• Styling: Balanced proportions, distinctive lines
• Powertrain: Two gasoline engines, one turbo-diesel, automatic transmission
With five doors and five seats, the new Opel Agila is not only as practical as its predecessor, which sold over 440,000 units, but now also boasts a much more agile and dynamic design. The new Opel mini-monocab makes its market premiere in spring 2008, with prices starting from 9,990 euros (Germany). It boasts balanced proportions, soft curves and a distinctive side graphic. Its passengers still sit high and upright, but the roofline has been dynamically lowered and now blends into a smooth arc toward the rear. This helps create the Agila's aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.32 - a relatively low figure for a vehicle of this size. The car is now twenty centimeters longer, six centimeters wider, but seven centimeters lower than its predecessor.Design: Distinctive charm, inside and out
The Agila has always been practical. But the objective for the second-generation Agila was even greater: 'We wanted to give our smallest car considerably more charm without compromising its functionality,' says Chief Designer Úwe Müller, describing the new Agila's concept phase. 'With its rather cheeky look, the new Agila fits perfectly into the current Opel model portfolio.'
The front boasts typical Opel styling. With its round headlamps integrated into almond-shaped lamp units that echo the Corsa, the Agila sees the world through wide eyes. Other Opel design elements include the tapering of the front and rear bumpers, as well as the typical crease in the hood. The rear also boasts several rounded elements. The positioning of the narrow vertical light units allowed designers to create a large, easy load-through tailgate. The rear look is further accented by the spherically styled rear lights.
The Agila boasts a wide selection of fresh colors and modern styles. This creates an interior ambience, which is further enhanced by the spacious headroom. The versatile five-seater's high seating position ensures good visibility, while the ergonomically positioned gear stick and tiltable steering wheel with radio remote controls ensure easy operation. The rev counter is housed separately on the instrument panel. All other information readouts are given on large, distinctive, round instruments.Body: Fully fledged five-seater with top flexibility
With five fully fledged seats, five three-point seatbelts and five doors as standard, the Agila offers plenty of space for family and friends. It is also an exception in a segment crowded with four-seaters and three-door models. There is no small-car feeling for Agila occupants, thanks in part to the extensive noise reduction measures on board. The comfortable, slightly elevated and upright seating position enables excellent visibility, while the higher roof also plays an important part in the pleasant feeling of spaciousness on board. Even adults seated in the rear do not feel cramped.
The Agila's standard capacity up to the luggage compartment cover is 225 liters, large enough for a stroller, for example. One turn of a handle drops the rear bench seat back, increasing the load volume to an impressive 1050 liters - a top value in this segment. The rear bench seat and back split 60:40 in the Enjoy version. Folding down one section of the seat back also lowers the corresponding seat cushion to create a completely flat luggage compartment floor. As an urban companion it also offers plenty of compartments and boxes.Equipment: ABS as well as front and side airbags are standard
All Agilas come with extensive equipment ex works. Safety features such as ABS, front and side airbags for driver and front passenger, airbag deactivation for the front passenger seat and mountings for the ISOFIX child seat fixture system are also fitted as standard. The Enjoy version boasts even more standard features than the Essentia variant, including air conditioning, remote control central locking and power windows in front.Engines: Opel Agila is lively and economical
Two gasoline engines make their world premiere in the new Agila. They share the same basic design: aluminum cylinder block and head and two overhead camshafts. The entry-level unit is the one-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine. The four-valve unit produces 48 kW/65 hp and takes the Agila to a top speed of 160 km/h. The Agila 1.0 adheres to the 120 g CO2/km emissions limit, which translates into special tax advantages in several European countries.
The 1.2-liter Agila has a four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 63 kW/86 hp and accelerates it from zero to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds. The Agila 1.2 has a top speed of 175 km/h (values for five-speed manual version). The Agila 1.2 also boasts economy and low emissions: an average consumption of 5.5 liters per 100 km corresponds to 131 g/CO2 per kilometer. This engine will also soon be available with an optional four-speed automatic transmission - an especially attractive alternative for city driving.
The fuel-saving master among the Agila engines is the 1.3-liter common-rail turbo-diesel. Developed by GM Powertrain, the diesel engine is a true multi-talent and also offers an interesting alternative in the Corsa and Astra model lines. With this unit, the new Agila produces 55 kW/75 hp, has a top speed of 165 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 13.9 seconds. The efficient diesel Agila (maximum torque of 190 Nm) is also very economical, requiring an average of just 4.5 liters per 100 km. This corresponds to 120 g CO2/km.Chassis: Agila now much more agile
'Make the Agila even more agile - that was the clear aim during chassis development, to translate the new dynamic look into corresponding agility,' says Agila Engineering Manager Marcus Lott. The Agila's chassis, which features A-arms and McPherson struts in front and semi-independent rear suspension, is tuned for driving fun. ABS is fitted as standard. Depending on the market and equipment variant, the Agila also features Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and head curtain airbags.Source - Opel
Comfortable City Hopper: Opel Agila now with Automatic TransmissionIdeal for city driving with its stop-and go traffic
Rüsselsheim. Compact size and automatic transmission – two factors that can help car drivers relieve the stress of everyday big-city traffic. The Opel Agila now offers both. Only 3.74 meters long, this subcompact can easily take advantage of those spaces between parked cars most vehicles have to pass up. And, thanks to the optional four-speed automatic transmission, city drivers don't have to wear out their leg muscles in stop-and-go traffic.
The Agila Automatic has smooth shifting capability thanks to the hydro-dynamic torque converter – a feature that benefits acceleration as well. Opel offers the automatic transmission in its 1.2 liter engine with 86 hp (63 kW), a comfort option not often seen in its class. The Agila 1.2 liter automatic can reach a top speed of 170 kilometers per hour and consumes just 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, emitting only 142 grams CO2.
Opel's ecoFLEX version of the Agila has a 1.0 liter engine with 65 ph (48 kW) for only 9,990 euros. The wide palette of features offered in the Edition version (which includes an on-board computer, tachometer, air conditioning, electric windows and an MP3-capabile stereo-CD-radio) starts at 13,120 euros.
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The Opel Agila Edition 1.2 liter sells for 14,020 euros; with four-speed automatic transmission it costs 14,970 euros. Also in the Agila range, the 1.3 liter CDTI diesel ecoFLEX Edition with 75 horsepower (55 kW) sells for 16,330 euros.
New Opel Agila: Mini Monocab Starts from 9,990 Euros
Featuring high practicality at an affordable price, the new Agila can now be ordered from 9,990 euros and will be available at dealerships from spring 2008. The new Opel mini monocab offers plenty of feel-good space for family and friends, as well as up to 1050 liters of cargo capacity despite the car's compact exterior length of 3.74 meters.
The new Agila is the youngest member of the highly successful Opel monocab family. A monocab is distinguishable by its hood line that flows without a visible break into the combined passenger and luggage compartment. Thanks to this design and clever innovative details, the fully fledged five-door, five-seat mini monocab can set standards in space economy and variability – just like the small Meriva and compact Zafira monocab have already done. The Meriva has been the top-selling small monocab in Europe since its launch in 2003, and leads the overall monocab segment together with the Zafira.
The new Agila is not only very affordable, but also boasts low fuel consumption and emissions: the Agila 1.0 with 48 kW/65 hp requires an average of five liters of gasoline per 100 km, while the 1.3 CDTI with 55 kW/75 hp and diesel particulate filter as standard consumes just 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 km. Both variants produce just 120 g CO2/km.
The entry-level Agila comes with a wide range of standard safety equipment. For less than 10,000 euros, customers get ABS, front and side airbags for both front passengers and ISOFIX child seat mountings. Also on board ex works is speed-dependant power steering, height-adjustable front seats, rear window wiper with interval control and power tailgate with touchpad. Customers who order the new Agila ahead of its official market launch in early April 2008 will receive a Styling package from Opel as a bonus with their new car.Source - Opel
New Opel Agila is one of the World's Cleanest Five-Seat CarsWith 120 g CO2 new Opel mini monocab places high in international comparison
Rüsselsheim. The best remedy for increasing gasoline prices is lower fuel consumption. And on this point, Opel has some especially good news: the new Agila, which made its world premiere at the IAA and will be on sale from spring 2008, boasts especially low fuel consumption in all its engine variants. With 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers for the Agila 1.0 and just 4.5 liters per 100 km for the Agila 1.3 CDTI (average consumption according to EÚ norm), the mini monocab is a real fuel saver. Both of the units' corresponding CO2 emissions are only around 120 g/km. The new Agila – either with a gasoline or diesel engine – thereby undercuts the emissions limit in several European countries and attracts special tax advantages. The economical, spacious five-seater achieves this value without additional – and consequently expensive – hybrid technology.
Dividing the CO2 emissions figure by five to account for the Agila's five potential passengers places the urban car near the top of the most economical cars list: at just 24 g/CO2 per kilometer and seat, a fully occupied Agila is remarkably environmentally friendly. And unlike competitor models, the new compact Opel is a registered five-seater, comes equipped with five three-point seatbelts and is delivered standard as a five-door version. The Agila 1.2 also boasts economy and low emissions: an average consumption of 5.5 liters per 100 km corresponds to 131 g/CO2 per kilometer or 26.2 g/CO2 per seat.
Despite its impressive fuel economy, the new Opel Agila makes no compromises when it comes to technology or equipment. Its passengers still sit high and upright, but the roofline has been dynamically lowered and now blends into a smooth arc toward the rear. This helps create the Agila's aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.35 – a relatively low figure for a vehicle of this size. The urban car is now 20 centimeters longer, six centimeters wider, but seven centimeters lower than its predecessor.
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As an urban car it also offers plenty of compartments and boxes for storing all passengers' belongings. But it's not just car essentials that the new Agila stows away easily. Despite its compact exterior dimensions, the new Opel mini monocab boasts a surprisingly large luggage compartment. Its standard capacity up to the luggage compartment cover is 225 liters, large enough for a stroller, for example. One turn of a handle drops the rear bench seat back, increasing the load volume to an impressive 1050 liters – a top value in this segment. The rear bench seat and back also splits 60:40 for even greater versatility.
Flex in the City: The New Opel Agila GenerationÚrban mini-monocab balances versatility with stylish design
When it comes to the lifestyle of active women today, the watchword is balance. Job, fitness, shopping, meeting friends and getting around – a car makes everything easier to manage, and preferably one that is as versatile as its owner. This is precisely what designers and engineers had in mind when developing the latest generation Opel Agila. The result is a stylish urban car which is compact and maneuverable for tight parking spaces, yet boasts an interior that is spacious enough even for bulky sport and hobby gear. It also has enough seats to ensure comfort for family and friends.
Even with its compact length of 3.74 meters, the new Agila offers room for five occupants and provides them with easy entry through the four doors. The quality of the materials, a fresh interior and exterior color collection, versatile storage compartments and ample headroom project a feel-good ambience right from the word go. The enjoyable driving experience is enhanced by details such as the separate rev counter on the instrument panel, high placed gear stick and remote controls on the steering wheel for the radio. The high seating position makes getting into and out of the Agila easier and ensures good visibility even in heavy urban traffic. The rear seat backs can be folded down at a flick of the wrist to create a completely flat load floor, with a compartment beneath providing additional storage space. In total, the Agila has a luggage capacity of more than 1100 liters accessible through its large trunk lid – the top figure in this segment. The new Agila also comes with a safety package comprising four airbags, as well as optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and head curtain airbags.
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New engines with up to 86 hp (two lively gasoline engines and a top-of-the-line common-rail diesel for high pulling power) combine performance with low emissions. As an alternative to the standard manual transmission, an automatic gearbox is also available – a distinctive feature in this class. The second-generation Opel Agila makes its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt (September 13 – 23, 2007) and will be available at dealerships as of next spring.