- Car brand: Vauxhall-Opel
- Convertible roof type: Hardtop
- Vauxhall/Opel Tigra Twintop 1.4 16v
- Vauxhall/Opel Tigra Twintop Exclusiv 1.8 16v
- Vauxhall/Opel Tigra Twintop 1.3 CDTi 16v
With the growing trend of the roadster, GM followed Toyota’s lead and cut the top off the latest version of a popular small coupe. The Vauxhall Tigra Twintop is a fun little sports car. Vauxhall/Opel took their time to develop this car and it seems time well spent. Unlike the old Tigra which looked like a coupe but drove like the Corsa hatchback it was based on, this model has a more sporting drive. It is still not as fun to drive as it looks, but the Vauxhall Tigra Twintop is great value, and both practical and economical to own.
The ride is reasonably refined for a small convertible and for a small car the luggage space is good even when the roof is down. The interior comes straight out of the Corsa Hatchback and comes as a disappointment after looking at the exterior styling. With competition from the more fashionable Mini, the Tigra struggled to make a big impact on the ‘fun car’ market.
The Tigra was sold as a Vauxhall in the UK, Opel in Europe and with a Holden badge in Austrailia.