Vauxhall's new Viva has been nominated for its first honour ahead of the car's launch next summer.
Vauxhall's new five-door entry-level model has been shortlisted for the What Car? Reader Vote for the most eagerly-anticipated car of 2015.
Anyone can vote at http://www.whatcar.com/readeraward with the winner announced on Wednesday 7th January 2015 at the 38th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards.
Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director Tim Tozer said: "We're delighted Viva has picked up its first award nomination ahead of its launch next summer. Offering an extremely attractive price point, Viva will be well specified and come in a range of trims and equipment levels, which will hold great appeal in this rapidly growing sector."
What Car? Editor Jim Holder added: "Once again, next year will see Britain's motoring public spoiled for choice when it comes to new and exciting cars hitting the market. The Reader Award has a special prestige for manufacturers purely because it is voted for by their paying public. To get this particular prize is a very good indication that the car you're toiling over is getting the right reaction from consumers."
The Viva will be the latest edition to Vauxhall's small car range joining the fashionable A-sector ADAM and the popular Corsa supermini.
by: Rebecca Chaplin