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Encyclopedia > Opel Tigra
1994 Vauxhall Tigra
1994 Vauxhall Tigra

The Opel Tigra is a sports car produced by Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation) based on its Corsa supermini. It was originally available as a small coupĂ©, produced from 1994 to 2000, with a new roadster model introduced in 2004. The Opel Tigra is sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Tigra, in Australia as the Holden Tigra, and was sold in Brazil and Mexico as the Chevrolet Tigra. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... This article is about the European car manufacturer. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... 2003 Vauxhall Corsa 2004 Opel Corsa The Corsa is a small car or supermini produced by General Motors in Europe. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupé 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a car body style with a close-coupled interior offering either two seats or 2+2 seating (space for two passengers up front and for... 1923 Ford Model T roadster 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster This article is about the roadster car body style. ...


Tigra Mk I (1994-2000)

Tigra's different interior design
Tigra's different interior design

The Tigra was based on the concept car of the same name and built on the platform of the second generation Opel Corsa. However, it shared no body panels with the model it was based on, and the interior layout was different too, with a 2+2 seating arrangement. The production vehicle was introduced at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show, with production starting in early 1994. Image File history File links Tigra_2x2_interior_layout_. ... Image File history File links Tigra_2x2_interior_layout_. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Automotive design. ... 2003 Vauxhall Corsa 2004 Opel Corsa The Corsa is a small car or supermini produced by General Motors in Europe. ... The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ...


The Tigra was available with two petrol engines options, both from the Ecotec family, a more affordable 1.4 L with 90 PS (66 kW), and a larger sportier version, powered by the 1.6 L engine with 106 PS (78 kW), sourced from the Corsa GSi. Both wereDOHC 16 valve engines with electronic fuel injection. The smaller engine was available with an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox. Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when it has more than two valves. ... Fuel injection is a technology used in internal combustion engines to mix the fuel with air prior to combustion. ... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the car or truck moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ...


Added to the mass-market underpinnings was a suspension tweaked by Lotus. However, the car was overweight, with 150 kg (330 lb) over the equivalent engined Corsa models. Acceleration on the 1.6 L model was 10.5 seconds, one second slower than the Corsa GSi. However, a higher top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph) compensanted for its acceleration troubles. This speed increase was obtained thanks to the higher gear ratios, a lower drag coefficient of 0.31, and standard 15" wheels on the more powerful model. Lotus Logo with initials of its founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at Hethel, Norfolk, England. ... Gears on a piece of farm equipment, gear ratio 1:1. ... The drag coefficient (Cd or Cx) is a number that describes a characteristic amount of aerodynamic drag caused by fluid flow, used in the drag equation. ...


The car was imported by Chevrolet and sold as the Chevrolet Tigra in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Vauxhall Tigra in the United Kingdom. Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ...

Brazilian Chevrolet Tigra depicting Chevrolet's emblem
Brazilian Chevrolet Tigra depicting Chevrolet's emblem

The Brazilian Chevrolet Tigra was imported only for a few months, between late 1998 to early 1999, due to a sudden depreciation of the Real, which forced General Motors do Brasil to end importation. Only the 1.6 L model was imported, detuned to 99 PS (73 kW) for tax purposes. The 15" wheels were also exchanged for more affordable 14" wheels. Image File history File links Chevrolte_tigra_with_chevrolet_emblem. ... Image File history File links Chevrolte_tigra_with_chevrolet_emblem. ... The real (symbol: R$, ISO 4217 code: BRL, plural: reais) is the currency of Brazil. ...

Tigra Twin Top (2004-current)

2004 Opel Tigra Twin Top
2004 Opel Tigra Twin Top

After an absence of a four years, Opel resurrected the Tigra nameplate in 2004 for a new sports car based on the Corsa C. The Tigra Twin Top, as it was called, is a 2-seater coupĂ© convertible with a retractable hardtop in the fashion of the Peugeot 206 CC. The Tigra is produced by French coachworks Heuliez. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (812x554, 71 KB) Opel Tigra Twintop, eigenes Bild File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Opel Tigra ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (812x554, 71 KB) Opel Tigra Twintop, eigenes Bild File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Opel Tigra ... The coupé convertible (in French coupé cabriolet) or retractable hardtop (more common US usage) is an evolution of car body style that involves the flexibility of a mobile roof (from the convertible) and of the rigid roof of a coupé. In the first years of the 2000s, car manufacturers started... The Peugeot 206 is a supermini manufactured by the French automaker Peugeot since 1998. ... Heuliez is a French company that works as production and design unit for various automakers. ...


Like its predecessor, the Tigra Twin Top is available with two petrol-powered engines. The base model uses the 1.4 L engine with 90 PS (66 kW), but now from the Twinport family, different from the previous generation's 1.4, while the top of the range uses the Ecotec 1.8 L from the Corsa GSi, with 125 PS (92 kW). An economic version, using Fiat's Multijet 1.3 Diesel engine, was introduced in 2005. The Family 1 is a straight-4 piston engine that was developed by Opel Powertrain, a subsidary of Adam Opel A.G. to replace low-displacement versions of GM Family II engine for use on subcompact cars from Opel/Vauxhall. ... Fiat Punto FIAT Group, or Fiat S.p. ... JTD is Fiats term for its turbocharged diesel engines. ...


The second generation is marketed in Australasia as the XC-series Holden Tigra, only with the 1.8 L engine. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Oceania. ...


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Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City car Agila
Supermini Corsa A Corsa B Corsa C Corsa D
Small family car C Kadett D Kadett E Astra A/F Astra B/G Astra C/H
Large family car Ascona B Ascona C Vectra A Vectra B Vectra C
Signum
Executive car Rekord E/Commodore C Omega A Omega B
Luxury cars Senator A/Monza Senator B
Sports car Tigra Tigra TwinTop
Manta B Calibra Speedster GT
Mini MPV Meriva A Meriva B
Compact MPV Zafira A Zafira B
Large MPV Sintra
SUV Frontera A Frontera B Antara
Monterey
LCVs Combo A Combo B
Vivaro
Movano

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New Opel Tigra TwinTop - newstreet.it (993 words)
The Opel Tigra TwinTop’s particular highlight is its state-of-the-art, electro-hydraulically powered roof mechanism that opens and closes at the touch of a button.
The Opel Tigra TwinTop is a compact two-seater with harmonious proportions (length/width/height: 3.92/1.90/1.36 meters) and exciting design details: a matt chrome dècor strip integrated in the trapezoidal radiator grille, the characteristic crease on the hood, the large air inlets in the bumper and the 3D-ellipsoid-headlights.
Opel’s attention to detail is reflected in the air inlets hinted at in the front fenders, with their integrated turn-signal lights, the wave-shaped bar made of hydro-formed aluminum, and the striking styling of the roof.
Opel Tigra (665 words)
And the Tigra is another example of a new air of fun and excitement prevailing in the Opel works in Russelsheim, Germany.
The Tigra Twin Top made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, where it was named "Cabrio of the Year for 2004" by an international panel of judges.
At the heart of the Tigra is the Opel Corsa chassis which has been modified to suit the two-seater bodywork.
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