Vauxhall Viva 1.0 [73] Rocks 5dr 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, Front fog lights, Air conditioning, Front door pockets...

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Combined - 55 mpg EC Extra Urban - 63 mpg EC Urban - 45.

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Ten Second Review

It was only a matter of time before someone brought us a citycar designed for this SUV era. This is it, the Vauxhall Viva Rocks. It won't be much use 'off piste', but it'll make quite a splash in the supermarket carpark.


Is any market segment safe from SUV influence? To date, we've had SUV-style MPVs and estate cars, plus Rolls Royce, Bentley and even Lamborghini have had to make one. Now at last, we've got an SUV-orientated citycar too, in the form of this little Vauxhall Viva Rocks. There's no pretence here at off road capability - or much else come to that. This top 'Rocks' variant is there to give the Viva range a bit of a fillip. And it might do just that.

Driving Experience

The Viva rocks features many design cues typically found on larger SUV models, such as an increased ride height that enables better visibility and improved response to uneven surfaces - such as country lanes or potholes. Like other Viva models, this one uses the brand's 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in normally aspirated 75PS form, which is probably about adequate for a citycar. This little powerplant 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.

Design and Build

You won't miss this SUV-style Viva variant in the supermarket car park. Silver roof rails, a rugged front bumper with integrated fog lights, a rear bumper with an integrated skid pad, muscular wheel arches, and unique 15-inch bi-colour look alloy wheels all aim to set this derivative apart and give it what Vauxhall hops is a dynamic, sporty appearance. For the inside, most customers will opt for the optional R 4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system brings the world of smartphones into the car via 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' connectivity. With that set up, you'll also be able to use navigation through Apple Maps or Google Maps. Alternatively, Navi 4.0 IntelliLink offers an integrated navigation system. This connectivity offering is completed with the availability of the personal connectivity and service assistant, OnStar, making this Viva among the best connected A-segment cars on the market. Otherwise, it's just like any other Viva model. At 3,700mm long, this Vauxhall 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. This means you get a surprisingly spacious cabin with a luggage capacity of up to 1,013-litres if the rear bench is folded forward.

Market and Model

You'll pay just over £11,500 for his top 'Rocks' Viva model. That makes it about the same price as the normal top-spec 'SL' variant, which seems a reasonable deal. Remember that for this kind of money, if you were shopping in this segment for something like, say, a Volkswagen up!, you'd get a very basic level of spec indeed. Most 'Rocks' buyers will want to pay extra for the optional R 4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with its 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring connectivity. Standard kit includes things like daytime running lights, an alarm, powered door mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, a 'City' mode to lighten the steering when parking and driver's seat height adjustment. Plus heated mirrors and cruise control with a speed limiter that'll help safeguard your licence in roadworks or urban areas. That's in addition to the standard stuff you'd now expect on a car in this class - 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a trip computer. As for safety, well you get tyre pressure monitoring and a Lane departure warning system that stops dozy drivers from veering out of their lanes on the highway. There are the usual electronic aids for braking, traction and stability control. Plus hill start assist to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. And twin front, side and curtain airbags, a pedestrian-friendly bonnet and ISOFIX childseat fastenings.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0-litre ECOTEC engine that all Viva variants feature uses the same technology you'll find in Vauxhall's other small ADAM and Corsa models, fashioned from light aluminium and designed with refinement in mind. This engine's internal friction levels are much lower than they would be in a comparable four cylinder unit and it runs on low viscosity oils, all these features contributing to impressive levels of running efficiency. As a result, it makes some decent economy figures, with this variant recording about 60mpg on the combined cycle and 115g/km of CO2. 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. Plus 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
  • Special Metallic paint
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Special metallic - Mushroom
  • Bada cloth - Jet Black
  • Tyre inflation kit
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Rear wash/wipe
Heated rear windscreen
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
4 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Chrome inserts to bumpers and side mouldings
Silver roof rails
Chrome effect bar on front grille
Anthracite wheel arch and side sill extensions
Anthracite bumpers
Chrome effect door sill covers
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Daytime running lights
Air conditioning
Interior Features
Favo cloth upholstery
Front door pockets
Rear parcel shelf
Front cupholders x 2
Chrome interior door handles
Rear cupholder
12V power point front
Rake adjustable steering column
Bada cloth upholstery
Interior Lights
Instrument panel light dimmer
Front courtesy lights
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
Height adjustable driver's seat
Driver's seat height adjuster
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
Removable rear headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Perimeter alarm
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
15" Bi-colour alloy wheels
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)13.1
Engine Power - BHP73
Engine Power - KW54
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG9.7
Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed106

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