Powering the new Agila are two new, Suzuki-developed petrol engines and a revised version of the diesel engine that was in the previous model. Both the 1.0- and 1.2-litre petrols are efficient, with the former producing only 120g/km of CO2, but it’s the 75PS 1.3 CDTi that makes most fiscal sense – it too produces only 120g/km, but offers fuel consumption of 62.8mpg to the 65PS petrol’s 56.5mpg.

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When required the car pulls well around town, yet is comfortable with the occasional trip at motorway speeds, while the light steering makes the Agila most suited to an urban environment.

Vauxhall anticipates sales will favour retail, with only around 20% of cars in the UK going to the fleet market (most corporate sales will be the diesel). Vauxhall sees its rivals as being a variety of cars, from the smaller BusinessCar award-winning Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107 trio to the Fiat Panda, Honda Jazz and Renault Modus.

While the Agila is by no means unique, it is now a more physically attractive package than before, yet it still offers a practical amount of interior space.