The VIVA returns to the UK's roads from summer 2015, more than 50 years after the first model rolled off the production line. Just like the old Viva but completely different, the new model combines the spirit of the original's lively character and value-for-money proposition with a striking, modern design.
That original was known as the Viva HA and with its 1057cc engine was produced between 1963 and 1966. The Viva HB followed in 1966 before the HC arrived in 1970. Production ended in 1979, but by then the compact Vauxhall was well established as a family favourite.
Vauxhall has come a long way since the first Viva but hasn't forgotten what made the early cars so popular. The new model has been designed for the modern motorist, and just like its predecessor it delivers economical driving, practicality and quality.
The distinctive five-door body blends sculpted panels with a purposeful stance and a friendly 'face'. Inside you'll find a spacious cabin with four audio speakers as standard, while premium materials stretching out across the dashboard, doors and seats add quality that belies the VIVA's price.
When you get behind the wheel, you'll discover the VIVA has just as much energy as its styling suggests. Vauxhall has fitted its state-of-the-art three-cylinder 1.0-litre 75PS petrol engine which accelerates eagerly, changes gear smoothly and at the same time returns excellent economy. An ecoFLEX version brings CO2 emissions down further to just 99g/km and boosts maximum fuel economy to 65.7mpg combined.
The VIVA is definitely the city car to beat, and its return will be warmly welcomed by Britain's motorists.
Additional features over and above the SE model:
Official Government Test Environmental Data. Fuel consumption figures mpg (litres/100km) and CO2 emissions (g/km). VIVA range: Urban: 50.4 (5.6), Extra-urban: 70.6 (4.0) - 72.4 (3.9), Combined: 61.4 (4.6) - 62.8 (4.5). CO2 emissions: 104 – 103g/km. #Official EU-regulated test data are provided for comparison purposes and actual performance will depend on driving style, road conditions and other non-technical factors. *Models featured are VIVA SE 1.0i (75PS) & VIVA SL 1.0i (75PS) please view our offer section for the latest Dickens VIVA offers. Images may contain options and/or accessories at an additional cost, including Brilliant or Metallic paint. Please consult the latest brochure and price guide for more information on the vehicle content or contact us for further details.