The forthcoming Vauxhall Viva is a car announced by General Motors subsidiary Vauxhall to hit British shores in mid-2015. It is to be a small, economic city car with a small price tag, replacing the void that will be left behind from the Chevrolet Spark as Chevrolet Europe widely pulls out of the market.
The Viva is also to be sold as the Opel Karl, and Australian media has high hopes that the little hatch will make its way over there, perhaps as the next Holden Barina Spark. But, is that possible?
Maybe. For one thing, the 2015 Viva and Karl even share underpinnings with the next-generation 2015 Chevrolet Spark, which will most likely reveal itself sometime next year. For now, we can speculate. The Viva will probably be the recipient of a range of small-displacement (1.4 liter and smaller) 3- and 4-cylinder engines from General Motors, though who knows whether it could receive a hybrid powertrain, as well.