The VIVA returns to the UK's roads from summer 2015, more than 50 years after the first model rolled off the production line. Just like the old Viva but completely different, the new model combines the spirit of the original's lively character and value-for-money proposition with a striking, modern design.
That original was known as the Viva HA and with its 1057cc engine was produced between 1963 and 1966. The Viva HB followed in 1966 before the HC arrived in 1970. Production ended in 1979, but by then the compact Vauxhall was well established as a family favourite.
Vauxhall has come a long way since the first Viva but hasn't forgotten what made the early cars so popular. The all-new model has been designed for the modern motorist, and just like its predecessor it delivers economical driving, practicality and quality.
The distinctive five-door body blends sculpted panels with a purposeful stance and a friendly 'face'. Inside you'll find a spacious cabin, while premium materials stretching out across the dashboard, doors and seats add quality that belies the VIVA's price.
When you get behind the wheel, you'll discover the VIVA has just as much energy as its styling suggests. Vauxhall has fitted its state-of-the-art three-cylinder 1.0-litre 75PS petrol engine which accelerates eagerly, changes gear smoothly and at the same time returns excellent economy. An ecoFLEX version brings CO2 emissions down further to just 99g/km and boosts maximum fuel economy to 65.7mpg combined.
The new VIVA is definitely the city car to beat, and its return will be warmly welcomed by Britain's motorists.
New VIVA SE 1.0i (75PS)
New VIVA SL 1.0i (75PS)
|Additional features over and above the SE model:|
|Cruise Control with speed limiter||15-inch alloy wheels|
|City Mode for power steering||Bluetooth® music streaming|
|Hill Start Assist||Bluetooth® mobile phone portal|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System||USB audio connection|
|Daytime running lights||Electronic climate control|
|15-inch structure wheels||Leather covered steering wheel|
|Electrically adjustable / heated door mirrors||Dark tinted rear windows|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls||Morrocana side bolsters on front and rear seats|
|Lane Departure Warning||Chrome-effect front fog light accents|
|Remote central door locking||Chrome-effect interior door handles|
|Perimeter alarm||Chrome-effect instrument cluster and gear level surrounds|
|Front fog lights with corner illumination function||Instrument panel and facia light dimmer|
|Electrically operated front windows||Six speakers|
|Two-tone grey facia and door panels|
|Front passenger's vanity mirror with flip-up cover and ticket holder|
|Illuminated load area|
|Black foil on B-pillars|