Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Vauxhall Reveals Its Viva City Car

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Vauxhall Reveals Its Viva City Car

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Byline: Mike Torpey

VAUXHALL has revealed first pictures of its new city car the Viva, due to hit the streets next spring.

The five-door entry level model revives the name of the original Viva, which was made from 1963 to 1979, and joins the Corsa supermini and trendy Adam in Vauxhall's small car line-up.

At 3.68 metres long, the Viva is aimed at being both practical and spacious, with sufficient room for up to five people. Its design features the signature 'blade' seen previously on the brand's Insignia and GTC, slicing through the doors while the front end heralds the Griffin badge on a winged chrome bar.

Large headlights and tail lights add to the car's appearance and it will be available in ten exterior paint colours with a choice of 14 to 16-inch wheels.

The Viva will also be the latest Vauxhall to feature the new 1.0-litre three-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine already used in the new Adam ROCKS AIR and Corsa, but with a 75PS variant specially developed for the car. …

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