The 2016 Vauxhall Viva, and Opel Karl, pick up where the Agila left off, which was nothing more than a rebadged Suzuki. This segment is a tough one in Europe, and nearly as cut-throat as the midsize sedan segment is in the United States. Therefore, pricing can be a key factor to make, or break your product if the value proposition isn’t strong.
Luckily for Vauxhall, the 2016 Viva will be a bargain if you choose to opt for the base trim. Pricing starts at only £7,995, or $11,892 USD. As stated, that low price reflects the base SE trim, which keeps all the basic comforts of a modern vehicle such as power windows and locks, cruise control and an auxiliary input jack. Because the kids don’t use CDs anymore, if you weren’t aware.
For more of the creature comforts, look to the SL model at a price of £9,495, or $14,124 USD. Still a bargain, and the SL comes standard with climate control, Bluetooth music and phone streaming and 15-inch alloy wheels.
In between the SL and SE sits the SE ecoFLEX trim for those looking for frugality and the pump. The ecoFLEX trim sets itself apart with an extended rear spoiler with LED brake light and ultra-low rolling resistance tires over the entry model. The eco-tweaking bumps fuel economy up three mpg on the UK scale, something many buyer will appreciate.
Options for the three trims are limited, but include a sunroof, rear-park assist and a winter package. The winter package adds heated seats and a heated steering wheel for the brisk British winters.
Watch for the 2016 Vauxhall Viva to arrive in showrooms this Summer.