The rumor Rumor has it that the next generation Opel/Vauxhall Agila minicar is being developed alongside the Chevrolet Spark, and will use its platform. In addition, British magazine Autoexpress spoke with a Vauxhall representative who claims the next-generation Agila, which is currently undergoing winter testing in northern Sweden, will start at £7,000 (approximately $11,600), undercutting such competitors as the Skoda Citigo.
Currently based on a Suzuki platform used in Japan’s kei car market, the next Agila should have a 1.oL naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine with about 70 horsepower and technologies like auto start-stop to exploit miserly fuel consumption. This motor will be based on the current 1.0-liter SIDI Turbo that is currently available in the Opel/Vauxhall ADAM city car. That’s not to suggest that the ADAM and the next Agila will compete against each other, as the ADAM is more of a lifestyle vehicle while the Agila is a thrifty and more practical runabout.
According to reports, the upcoming Opel/Vauxhall Corsa should be revealed sometime in 2014, while the Spark/Agila reveal will follow a year later.