Vauxhall Viva Reborn from Chevy Spark, Should Be Called Reviva?
It’s alive! The long-gone Vauxhall Viva badge, which hasn’t been used since 1979, will return at last, though GM missed a lovely opportunity to have some fun by calling it the Reviva. According to Autoexpress, the revived Vauxhall Viva will be based on the next-gen Chevy Spark.
The Viva city car, on sale next spring, will compete with the likes of the Ford Ka and Hyundai i10, as well as the VW up!, Skoda Citigo, and SEAT Mii.
Interestingly, Opel will not be using the Viva name. This marks the first time in over 20 years that the sister brands have gone with different names for a vehicle in the United Kingdom and the rest of mainland Europe.
While based on the American Spark and then strangely built over in Korea, the Vauxhall Viva will have its own distinct look, sporting typical Vauxhall design cues (think Adam).
Reportedly, the Viva will boast swept-back headlamps supporting daytime running lights (LED) and a fair amount of space for a small car. Don’t expect too much tech for the new Vauxhall, however; it is an entry car for a reason.
Look out for the Vauxhall Viva at next year’s Geneva Motor Show in March 2015.
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