Last month it was reported that Vauxhall would revive the Viva name on an all-new compact car which would slot in underneath the Corsa. Now, the company has confirmed the rumor with news that an all-new five-door entry-level model called Viva will launch in the Summer of next year in the United Kingdom.
The Viva designation comes from a hot-selling Vauxhall compact car from the 60s and 70s of the same name. It will be the latest addition to the automaker’s small car lineup, which also includes the new Corsa and the stylish Adam. Vauxhall says the car will offer “an extremely attractive price point” and will “be well specified and come in a range of trims and equipment levels.”
“This bold, radical name will attract attention and engender curiosity in the car,” said Vauxhall Marketing Director Peter Hope.
The Viva will share a platform with the next-generation Chevrolet Spark and will be available in both four and five-seat configurations. It will replace the current Agilia in the UK and will likely have a similar base price to that model, which starts at £8,695 ($14,024 USD) in the UK.
Opel is expected to make an announcement in regards to their version of the compact car tomorrow, which will retain the Agilia name. The Agilia/Viva is expected to make its first in-person appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October, at which point additional information about the car may be revealed.