Vauxhall names its price for new Viva - £7,995

Vauxhall names its price for new Viva - £7,995

2015-04-13 14:58:12

Vauxhall’s entry-level Viva five door budget city car has gone on sale in the UK, costing from just £7,995. The new arrival sits at the very bottom of the Vauxhall range and has been introduced to plug the gap following the demise of the Chevrolet brand in the UK and Europe.

The new Viva comes in two trim levels – SE and SL – and irrespective of which model you go for, it will come with a 74bhp 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Ecotec engine.

For an entry-level point car, it comes well equipped, with all models getting a tyre pressure monitoring system, lane departure warning, cruise control with speed limiter, city mode steering, cornering fog lights, six airbags, traction control, cornering brake control, emergency brake assist, straight line stability control, hill start assist, electric front windows, remote control central locking, electric heated door mirrors and an AM/FM radio with aux-in and steering wheel controls. Air conditioning is also available if you opt for the SE Air Con version.

The SE version is also available as an efficiency-focused ecoFLEX model for £8,170 which improves the fuel economy from 62.8mpg on the regular SE to 65.7mpg. This is achieved by fitting a front spoiler, extending the rear spoiler with an LED brake light inserted, and fitting ultra-low rolling resistance tyres.

If more toys are required on your Viva, then opt for the SL for £9,495. It brings electronic climate control, Morocanna seat trim, 15-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, tinted windows, a two-tone facia and leather steering wheel whilst from an entertainment perspective there are six speakers, USB audio connection, Bluetooth music streaming and mobile phone portal.

An optional winter pack is also available that comprises heated seats and steering wheel, as well as the option of rear parking sensors and an electric glass sunroof.

The new Vauxhall Viva is available now from the company’s network of dealers with the first deliveries starting during the summer.

This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto

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Andrew Merritt-Morling

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