Vauxhall’s entry hatch breathes new life into Viva

PUBLISHED: 11:43 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:43 11 December 2014

Vauxhall has released the first pictures of the new Viva, a five-door entry which arrives in spring

Vauxhall has released the first pictures of the new Viva, a five-door entry which arrives in spring


These are the first pictures of the Viva, Vauxhall’s all-new five-door entry-level model which arrives in spring.

The latest addition to Vauxhall’s small car range joins the fashionable Adam city car 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. Designed for modern, everyday life, at 3.68m long it is practical and spacious with enough room for up to five people.

Viva is the latest model in the range to display Vauxhall’s sculptured, precise design philosophy. Three strong feature lines swoop down the sides with the signature ‘blade’ slicing through the doors. The two others run through the front and rear door handles. The front end features a distinctive winged chrome bar that presents the Griffin badge. Large head and tail lights 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 10 body colours with a variety of 14 to 16in wheels.

After first appearing in the Adam Rocks Air and then the new Corsa, Viva is the latest Vauxhall to feature its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Specially-developed for Viva, this 75PS powertrain is smooth, punchy and efficient, and is mated to a slick five-speed transmission.

Chassis and steering have been developed to provide exceptional safety and class-leading comfort.

Like Adam and Corsa, Viva features the IntelliLink infotainment system which allows seamless integration of Apple iOS and Android devices.

It’s also equipped with stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, hill-start assist and city mode which reduces steering effort at the push of a button. Further safety options include lane departure warning, park assist, cruise control, sunroof, fog lights, heated front seats and heated steering wheel.

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