It’s built in Germany by Opel on the bare bones of last year’s Holden Barina and Holden expect the car to appeal to women but the fact is that the Holden Tigra is turning heads wherever it goes.
It looks like a hard top but it’s really a convertible and you can have one for just $34,990.
The Tigra is powered by a 1.8 litre DOHC motor coupled to a 5 speed manual gear box. It’s a combination that provides good acceleration when you need it but the fuel consumption is not quite what you might expect from such a small car. Around 8 to 8.5 litres per 100km seems to be the average for this car.
There is no automatic transmission available for Holden Tigra and that places this car at a disadvantage with it’s closest competitor the Peugot 206CC. The Peugot in automatic mode is proving to be rather popular.
You can find a full road test on the Holden Tigra here and here and if you’re going to buy one be sure to stock up on the sun screen because you’re going to need it.