New Vauxhall Agila

Vauxhall Agila

Vauxhall’s New Agila will offer low emissions and a low price when it arrives in UK showrooms in April.

Available to order from early next year, the compact newcomer benefits from CO2 figures of just 120g/km on both the entry-level petrol and diesel engines, meaning it will fall into VED Band B – the cost of a tax disc being just £35 a year.

The Agila has an all-new chassis, three new engines and an automatic gearbox will be available for the first time. Petrol units include a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit developing 65PS and an 85PS 1.2, the latter of which will be available with optional automatic transmission. Vauxhall’s 75PS 1.3CDTi diesel will also be on offer.

The Agila will cost from only £7,595. Three trim levels will be on offer, all with good levels of standard equipment, plus a versatile interior layout.

The Agila is small enough to be manoeuvrable into tight parking spaces, but has five doors, five full-size seats and good luggage space.

The tall roofline provides a spacious feel and a high seating position, making it easy to get in and out, and helping with good visibility.

The rear seat backs can be folded down to create a completely flat load floor on all but the entry-level model, providing a luggage capacity of 1050 litres.