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Vauxhall Viva 1.0 Se 5Dr [a/C] Petrol Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Electric front windows, ABS, Cruise control + speed limiter, On board computer, Body colour door mirrors, Jet black fascia, 4 speakers, Body colour rear spoiler, Cornering front fog lights, Air conditioning...

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Ten Second Review

The Vauxhall Viva is a city runabout that relies on substance to make sales. Is this a risky strategy? Not really. When it comes to the smallest cars, the most practical models make the biggest numbers and this 1.0-litre five-door hatch looks to have all the right objective figures sewn up.

Background

You're probably going to have defining memories of your childhood. One of mine is the black vinyl rear seats of my father's Vauxhall Viva and how they would become hotter than the surface of Venus during summer road trips around Spain. No air con, a rattly old 1.3-litre engine and suspension that owed more to horse and cart tech, that old Viva never let us down. So, if you'll forgive a certain personal indulgence here, it's great to see Vauxhall revive the badge for a new generation. Clearly things have come on a long way since the last Viva rolled off the production line in 1979, after a sixteen-year run. Chevettes and Astras were then the way forward, but there's now space at the foot of Vauxhall's range for the Viva to be reborn as a five-door citycar. Let's take a look at what's in store.

Driving Experience

The Viva has been built around Vauxhall's latest 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. In this guise, it makes 73PS worth of power (or 75PS in Easytronic auto form), which is probably about adequate for a citycar. More engines may be announced in time, but the powerplant requirements for a small city scoot like this are usually quite simple. Models of this sort don't cover enough miles for a diesel engine to be worth fitting and lighter is better if you want the sort of jinky manoeuvrability delivered by the best urban runabouts. This ECOTEC 1.0-litre engine drives the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox and the suspension and steering has been optimised for comfort on the sort of pock-marked streets that typify most British cities. Like its bigger brother, the Adam, the Viva gets a 'City' mode that lightens the steering even further to help take the effort out of parking. At the top of the range, there's a Viva Rocks model with suspension raised by 18mm but the driving dynamics are no different.

Design and Build

Vauxhall's previous citycar offering, the Agila, was a model that never really got the credit it deserved, but the Viva has performed much better. The styling is neat and assured, with none of the overtly cutesy flourishes that make certain small cars very gender specific. The Viva could well appeal to lads as well as lasses, with its purposeful front end and signature Z-slash that runs through the door handles in the side swage line, plus there are some neat alloy wheel designs. It's available in ten exterior paint colours with a variety of 14- to 16-inch wheel choices. Designed by Mark Adams' team in Europe, the Viva is built at GM Korea's plant in Changwon and is a sister car to the new generation Chevrolet Spark model that Britain doesn't get. At the top of the range, there's an SUV-style Viva Rocks variant with raised ride height and bespoke bumpers. The interior looks well built and maturity is again a dominating theme. There's a signal lack of over-design, with a simple but classy two-dial instrument cluster, plenty of headroom, a chunky steering wheel and clearly legible minor controls. If you'd prefer something a bit more outre and personalised, then it's simple to step up to the brand's trendier ADAM model, though you'd need a bigger budget to do that. At 3,700mm long, the Viva is marginally longer than a Fiat 500 but has space for five inside (just!) due to a wheelbase that's fully 100mm longer than that of a Peugeot 108.

Market and Model

There's only only a single five-door bodystyle and a single 1.0-litre petrol engine on offer. Prices start at around £10,000, ranging up to around £12,000 - competitive figures for the citycar segment. Still, at least there's a reasonable choice of trim. The VIVA range consists of two main spec levels: SE, and SL which is a trim name carried over from the original Vauxhall Viva. The SL can be had with Easytronic auto transmission. At the top of the range, there's a Viva Rocks model with SUV-like styling aimed at younger buyers. All VIVA trim levels feature a tyre pressure monitoring system, city mode steering, cruise control with speed limiter and front fog lights with cornering function. Safety items include ESP with traction control, cornering brake control, emergency brake assist, straight line stability control and hill start assist. All VIVA models also feature six airbags, AM/FM radio with aux-in and steering wheel controls, electric front windows, electric/heated mirrors and remote central door locking. At the top of the range, SL trim features electronic climate control, Morocanna seat trim, leather steering wheel and 15-inch alloy wheels. Other highlights include six speakers, USB audio connection, Bluetooth music streaming and mobile phone portal. Options available include a Winter Pack (heated seats and steering wheel) and rear parking sensors.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0-litre engine makes some decent economy figures, recording 56.5mg on the combined cycle and 115g/km of CO2 in manual form. The Easytonic automatic variant improves on that to 62.8mpg and 103g/km. What else? Residuals will probably be par for the course for mainstream-branded models in this class. And insurance is rated at group 4E - the same as most other VIVA models. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Service intervals are at 20,000 miles or every 12 months, depending on which comes round sooner and you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • R300 BT radio with USB, phone portal, bluetooth audio streaming and aux-in socket
  • Radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • USB socket
  • Solid - Limelight green
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Solid paint
  • Stardust cloth - jet black
  • Tyre inflation kit
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Rear wash/wipe
Heated rear windscreen
Brakes
ABS
Emergency brake assist
ESP + traction control
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
EBD + Brake Assist
Hill start assist
Driver Aids
Cruise control + speed limiter
City assist mode for power steering
Driver Information
On board computer
Rev counter
Lights on warning
Service interval indicator
Low fuel level warning light
Exterior temperature gauge
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Jet black fascia
Entertainment
4 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Chrome effect bar on front grille
Exterior Lights
Cornering front fog lights
Daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air conditioning
Interior Features
Front door pockets
Rear parcel shelf
Front cupholders x 2
Rear cupholder
12V power point front
Rake adjustable steering column
Stardust cloth upholstery
Interior Lights
Instrument panel light dimmer
Front courtesy lights
Safety
Front side airbags
Seatbelt warning
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Front and rear curtain airbags
Rear child proof door locks
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitor
Seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
Removable rear headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Security
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Perimeter alarm
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Wheels
15" Structure Wheel
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)13.9
Engine Power - BHP75
Engine Power - KW55
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed106

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