Vauxhall officially announces the Viva

After years of wide-spread speculation, Vauxhall has announced that it will reintroduce the Viva badge.

According to the Luton-based carmaker, the new Viva will be a five-door small car that’s due to launch in the summer next year.

Fully customisable and affordable

Joining Vauxhall’s range alongside the ADAM city car and hugely popular Corsa, Vauxhall says that the new Viva will also be priced attractively.

Available with either four or five seats, the Viva will reportedly come with a wide range of trim and equipment levels.

Like the ADAM, the new Viva model will probably also feature a large scope for personalisation and custom options.

Remember the classic Viva?

The original Vauxhall Viva, which was built between 1963 and 1979, was one of Vauxhall’s biggest sellers and most loved models.

Peter Hope, Vauxhall’s marketing director, said: “This bold, radical name will attract attention and engender curiosity in the car.”


Earlier this year, Perrys auctioned off an original Viva in aid of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospital.

As well as raising over £10,000 for charity, Perrys also offered a unique 360-degree guided view of both the interior and exterior of the classic Viva model.

First a new Corsa, now a new Viva

This is the second big announcement for Vauxhall after the new fourth-generation Corsa was unveiled towards the end of last month.

Fitted with a turbocharged 1.0-litre Ecotec engine, the new Corsa will be available with outputs of either 89bhp or 113bhp.

Each will also come fitted with start-stop technology to boost fuel efficiency, with combined fuel consumption for the 89bhp engine reportedly clocking in at 54.7mpg.

Two naturally aspirated petrol units will also be available, along with a choice of two turbocharged diesel engines with CO2 emissions of 85g/km and a fuel consumption of 87.8mpg on the three-door model.

Other features on the new Corsa will include a seven-inch IntelliLink infotainment system, plus LED daytime running lights and a reversing camera.

The new Corsa will also feature a range of driver assistance and safety features, including forward collision warning, high beam assist plus lane departure warning and road sign recognition technology.

Pricing for both the new Viva and the new Corsa has yet to be announced, but Vauxhall has said that more details will be available in October.