Vauxhall reveals the all-new Viva

Vauxhall has revealed the first pictures of the all-new Viva, the marque’s five-door entry-level city car.

Breathing new life into one of the most famous names in Vauxhall history, the new Viva will arrive in showrooms in Spring next year, sitting alongside the ADAM and Corsa superminis.

The manufacturer says that the new Viva shares the same design principles with the original, featuring clean lines, along with durability and practicality for the modern day.

Signature blade design

Featuring strong lines and the same signature ‘blade’ design intersecting the doors as on the Insignia and GTC, the Viva also features a distinctive front end with a winged chrome bar that sports the Vauxhall badge.

Its vibrant appearance is bolstered by large headlights and taillights, and Vauxhall has stated that the Viva will be available with a choice of ten paint colours and 14- to 16-inch wheels.

Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, said: “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.

“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.”

Space for 5 adults

Despite its diminutive size, the Viva is surprisingly practical and spacious on the inside with room to fit five people, plus five doors for easy access.

Like the ADAM and the Corsa, the Viva comes fully equipped with a range of high-tech features, including Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system, which includes smartphone compatibility.

Other kit includes traction control, hill start assist and ABS, plus optional extras which includes a lane departure warning system to alert drivers when they start to drift across lanes.

The Viva, like the ADAM and Corsa, also includes City mode, which reduces the effort needed to steer in tight spaces at the touch of a button.

It also comes with park assist to help drivers navigate into parking spaces, while other options include cruise control, fog lights and a sunroof, plus heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Power comes courtesy of the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder ECOTEC engine as featured in the ADAM ROCKS AIR and the new Corsa, with some special engineering additions specifically for the Viva.

Linked with a five-speed transmission and producing 74bhp, Vauxhall says that the Viva’s powertrain is “smooth, punchy and efficient”.

Pricing for the Vauxhall Viva has yet to be announced, but it’s expected that more information will be released closer to its release date early next year.