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    New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

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    First official image of Vauxhall's upcoming city car released; set to go on sale in the UK next summer
    by Darren Moss
    10 September 2014

    Vauxhall has confirmed its intention to launch a low-cost city car rival with these first preview images of its new city car, which bears the Viva badge.

    The car, described as "an all-new five-door entry-level model", will go on sale in the UK next summer, joining the Adam and Corsa in Vauxhall's revamped line-up.

    Available with either four or five seats, the Viva is likely to appear with the same equipment options and trim levels as the Adam supermini. The Viva shares its underpinnings with the next-generation Chevrolet Spark.

    Speaking to the Financial Times earlier this summer, Neumann said his company was "definitely looking at the segment". It's understood that the removal of Chevrolet from European markets next year has allowed the business case for a new entry-level model to gain quick approval from bosses.
    The Viva only forms one branch of Vauxhall's entry-level ambitions, as Neumann has also previously confirmed that GM is eyeing up a compact crossover to sit alongside the Viva. That model could well form the basis of a replacement for the current Meriva MPV.
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    Re: New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

    Looks like a Sonic.

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    Re: New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

    I was thinking it looks like a cross between Sonic and Spark as well.

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    Re: New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

    With Chevrolet pulling out of Europe this leaves room for a Spark like car.

    From the teaser pic it looks like a short wheel base Gamma II (Spark sized). I don't think it would be Sonic sized as that is too close to the Corsa.
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    Re: New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

    This will be named the Opel Karl in continental Europe, right?

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    Looks like a Agilia, Karl, Spark Sonic and very expensive Corsa?

    Ford will cover it all with just one model, General Motors will waste billions on the same car no small wonder Opel can't make a dime in profit, good ole GM they never really died did they?
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    2016 New Agila

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    2015 New Viva
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    New "Expensive" Corsa.

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    "New Chevy Sonic"

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    Ford Fiesta 1 world global car covers all bases?
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    Re: New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed

    Karl is competitor to Ford Ka, and Corsa to Fiesta. Ford also offers 2 models, just like all other car makers on european market. Karl will probably be around 3.6m long, and Corsa is 4.02m. Also Karl probably won't get any diesel engines, and 1.0T with 115ps. Not to mention xenons, back camera, traffic sign recognition and other high-tech equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTC View Post
    Karl is competitor to Ford Ka, and Corsa to Fiesta. Ford also offers 2 models, just like all other car makers on european market. Karl will probably be around 3.6m long, and Corsa is 4.02m. Also Karl probably won't get any diesel engines, and 1.0T with 115ps. Not to mention xenons, back camera, traffic sign recognition and other high-tech equipment.

    What microcar does Ford have to complete against the Adam, Fiat 500 (shares Ford Ka platform), Micra, Twingo, Smart etc then?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    What does Ford have to complete against the Adam, Fiat 500 (shares Ford Ka platform) Twingo, Smart then?

    Ka is the closest competitor to those, but in reality at least the Adam and the 500 try to compete with the basic 3-door MINI though they can't reach its price point.

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