Vauxhall Viva to debut this March

Vauxhall’s all new Viva model is due to make its official world premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show early in March.

Following its unveiling in Geneva, the all-new five door city car is due to arrive later in the summer and will serve as Vauxhall’s new entry-level model below the ADAM and the new Corsa supermini.

Reviving one of the most-loved names in Vauxhall’s history, the new Viva shares the original’s philosophy of clean lines, durability and practicality, plus cost-effectiveness.

Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, said: “Debuting at Geneva, Vauxhall’s new entry-level model is a ‘proper’ small car and will hold great appeal in this rapidly growing sector.

“On sale this year at an extremely attractive price point, Viva joins the new Corsa and ADAM in a compelling small car portfolio, giving Vauxhall an unrivalled position in the small car market.”

Distinctive front end

Strong lines and the same signature blade design intersecting the doors as the Insignia and GTC, the Viva will also feature a distinctive front end with a winged chrome bar sporting the Vauxhall logo.

Its vibrant appearance will be boosted with large headlights and taillights, while the Viva will also be able to be specified in a total of ten funky paint colours and with a choice of 14- or 16-inch wheels.

Vauxhall claims that the Viva has been designed specifically for modern everyday life, and at 3.68 metres long it’s practical and spacious inside with room for up to five people.

Intellilink infotainment

Like the ADAM and the Corsa, the Viva will also come fully equipped with Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment, which can seamlessly integrate driver’s smartphones and mobile devices.

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

Like the ADAM and Corsa, it will also feature a ‘city mode’ button, which increases steering response to make parking in tight spaces easier, while options like cruise control will also be available.

Tweaked ECOTEC engine

Power will come from the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine that features in the ADAM ROCKS AIR and the new Corsa, with special tweaks especially for the Viva.

Vauxhall says that the ECOTEC engine will generate 74bhp with smooth, punchy and efficient power delivery and will come linked with a slick five-speed manual transmission.

Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which will take place from the 5th to the 15th March, the all-new Vauxhall Viva is due to go on sale in the UK later this year.