New Vauxhall Viva city car previewed
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.CONTINUE AT AUTOCAR.CO.UKThe 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.
Image courtesy of Autocar.co.uk