Vauxhall’s hot little city car the Viva was shown off at the recent Geneva Motor Show and there’s not long until this little gem is out on sale. Coming in cheaper than the Adam at a starting price of around the £7,000 mark we’re sure this stylish super mini is going to be something to talk about.
Back after 35 years the Vauxhall Viva will be rivalling the likes of the Skoda Citigo, Toyota Aygo and Kia Picanto and looks to offer a rivalling position on their price tags too; Managing Director Tim Tozer said; “This car is the entry point to the Vauxhall range. Sub-£7,000 will be hard, but it will begin with a seven.”
But fear not, the low price tag doesn’t mean you won’t be getting good bang for your buck! With an option to have 5 seats, adequately sufficient leg room with 200mm more than the Peugeot 108 you can be sure this little city car comes with plenty of comfort. There’s been no scrimping on functionality; the rear even has proper windows rather than the little pop outs!
The new Vauxhall Viva oozes style as it joins the Vauxhall line up with the same swept back headlights and bold single-bar grille as the new Corsa model does. Whilst the Viva likens to the Vauxhall Corsa on the outside it’s the Vauxhall Adam it’s taken its inspiration from on the inside. With the option of the fantastic Vauxhall IntelliLink infotainment system allowing the owner to seamlessly link their smartphone and should you so wish a semi leather interior we can see the style bar set high for this super mini. There will also be a good safety set up with ESP, ABS and hill-start assist as standard and further options available should you wish to upgrade such as lane-departure warning.
When the Viva is launched it will just offer the one engine which has been specially developed for the new Viva; the 1.0 litre three-cylinder ECOTEC will offer a modest 74bhp and with a 5 speed manual gear box will be a nippy little city car potentially offering around 70mpg which is excellent news for the fuel efficient purchaser as well as emitting such low CO2 emissions it will also be tax free.
Now whilst it’s sad to see the departure of the Agila, we’re certain the Viva is back with a bang and firmly set to rival it’s original model’s popularity which sold a whopping 1.5 million units during its 15 years on sale.
If you’d like more information on the new Vauxhall Viva then get in touch with Now Vauxhall today by calling us on 0208 102 9200 and one of our knowledgeable sales assistants will gladly be able to help.