VAUXHALL has released the first pictures of the new Viva.
It will be the carmaker’s all-new five-door entry-level model and is due to arrive next spring.
The Viva will be the latest edition to Vauxhall’s small car range joining the fashionable Adam and the popular Corsa supermini.
With a name that pays homage to Vauxhall’s original Viva made from 1963 to 1979, the all-new VIVA shares the original’s philosophy of clean lines, durability and practicality. It is designed for modern, everyday life and at 3.68 metres long is practical and spacious providing more than enough room for up to five people.
Viva is the latest model in the range to display Vauxhall’s sculptured, precise design philosophy. Three strong feature lines swoop down the sides with the signature ‘blade’, seen previously on Insignia and GTC amongst others, slicing through the doors. The two others run through the front and rear door handles. The Viva’s front end features a distinctive winged chrome bar that presents the Griffin badge.
Large headlights and taillights add to the vibrant appearance, creating an overall design that shows exceptional attention to detail for a vehicle in this class.
Viva will be available in ten exterior paint colours with a variety of 14- to 16-inch wheels.
After first appearing in the Adam Rocks Air and subsequently the New Corsa, Viva is the latest Vauxhall to feature its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecotec engine. Specially-developed for the carthis 75PS powertrain is smooth, punchy and efficient, and is mated to a slick five-speed transmission.
VIVA’s chassis and steering have been developed to provide exceptional safety and class-leading comfort.
Like its stablemates Adam and Corsa, Viva is fully-connected thanks to the IntelliLink infotainment system, which allows seamless integration of Apple iOS and Android devices.
It’s also equipped with ESP featuring traction control, ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Hill Start Assist, which prevents the car from rolling back when starting on a slope. Further safety options can be selected including Lane Departure Warning.
Another feature that VIVA shares with ADAM and Corsa is City mode which reduces steering effort at the push of a button. Park Assist alerts the driver to obstacles whilst parking plus there’s optional cruise control, sunroof, fog lights, heated front seats and heated steering wheel.
“Short, crisp and full of character, Vauxhall’s new entry-level model is a ‘proper’ small car and will hold great appeal in this rapidly growing sector,” said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “On sale next year at an extremely attractive price point, Viva joins new Corsa and Adam in a compelling small car portfolio, giving Vauxhall an unrivalled position in the small car market.”