For 14 years, the Opel Agila was produced under the German automobile manufacturer, Opel. This city car was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Wagon R+. Over the 14 years that the Opel Agila was in production, it underwent a variety of changes with a total of different two generations. Owners of this city car and technicians who work on them can refer to a Opel Agila service manual for any necessary repairs or routine service.
The first generation of the Opel Agila was released in August 2000 and was given the city car classification because it was a small passenger vehicle. With a powerful and refined engine choice, the Agila sourced both a 1.0 and 1.2 liter petrol engines. Although, they were smaller than the 1.3 liter found in the European market Suzuki Wagon. The original, first generation Opel Agila was built and created at Opel’s factory in Poland. The 1.0 liter engine in the first generation Agila was called the Z10XE and had three cylinders in line and 973 cc. However, the 1.2 liter engine was the Z12ZE and had four cylinders in line and 1248 cc. Although 2000 was almost two decades ago, the first generation Opel Agila is still findable in certain places.
After 7 years, the Opel Agila was released in a second generation titled the Agila B. In May of 2007, the second generation was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Suzuki also marketed this generation under a different name, the Splash.
The second generation of the Opel Agila was 200 mm longer than the first generation. Instead of being classified as a city car, it was put into the mini MPV category due to its size. Petrol engines were offered in the follower: a three cylinder, 1.0 liter 65 PS, and a four cylinder, 1.2 liter 86 PS. With the second generation, also came a diesel addition – a four cylinder 1.3 liter CDTi 75 PS and it also came equipped with common rail technology. Along with the longer body and new engines, the Opel Agila also was offered in two trim levels – the Base/Essentia and the Edition/Enjoy which was seen as a great move for Opel.
While the Opel Agila did only have two generations, they were both popular among the European market so much so that other brands including Suzuki, Nissan and Toyota rebadged similar models. Although these vehicles are no longer in production, owners and technicians all over the world are still do their best to maintain them through the use of a Opel Agila workshop manual.