Here are the first images of the VIVA, Vauxhall’s all-new five-door entry-level model.
Arriving in spring 2015, the VIVA will be the latest addition 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: at 3.68 metres long, practical and spacious, the VIVA comfortably accommodates up to five people.
VIVA is the latest Vauxhall model to embody our sculptured, precise design philosophy. Three strong feature lines swoop down the sides, with our signature ‘blade’ – seen on Insignia, GTC and others – slicing through the doors. Two others run through the front and rear door handles, while 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.
VIVA is the latest Vauxhall, after ADAM ROCKS AIR and New Corsa, to feature the new 1.0-litre three-cylinder ECOTEC engine. Specially developed for VIVA, this 75PS powertrain is smooth, punchy and efficient, and mated to a slick, five-speed transmission. Meanwhile, VIVA’s chassis and steering provide exceptional safety and class-leading comfort.
Like its stablemates, ADAM and Corsa, VIVA is fully connected through our IntelliLink infotainment system, which allows seamless integration of Apple iOS and Android devices.
It’s also equipped with an electronic stability program (ESP) featuring traction control, an automatic braking system (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 also 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 while parking, while optional extras include cruise control, sunroof, fog lights, heated front seats and a 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, VIVA joins new Corsa and ADAM in a compelling small-car portfolio, giving Vauxhall an unrivalled position in the small-car market.”
Images and colours shown are for illustrative purposes only and may show optional equipment.