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Geneva Motor Show day one..the Vauxhall Viva is reborn


Well the big day has finally arrived and the Geneva Motor Show for 2015 has finally gotten underway. Here at Gap Insurance 123 we will have continued coverage of all of the latest big reveals to come from the show. Now getting underway with one of the first big reveals from Switzerland, we welcome in the revival of the Vauxhall Viva. It was announced last year that the Viva would return to our streets we just didn't know when. Well now we know that the brand new model will make its presence felt on the road later this year. There has been a lot of excitement behind the new Viva and judging by what was revealed earlier in Geneva Vauxhall have certainly not disappointed.

 

The full line up for the Vauxhall Viva

So to kick of the events activities, lets check out the new features of the Viva. Beginning from the top we kick off with the engine. Only one engine will be made available with the Viva from launch which consists of a one litre, three cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine set to give out 74 bhp. Only a five speed manual transmission system will also be offered with the city car addition. Changes are brought into play for the body design of the car with brand new swept back headlights that carry the same kind of design as the Corsa. The front grille now also just carries the one single bar chrome strip. New body creases are also brought into play designed to help with agility and dynamics of the vehicle. Vauxhall confirmed that the Viva would be only a four seater with no middle seat option but is longer and wider than past additions. There are to be a range of trim levels offered with the new Viva but some of the highlights displayed in Geneva included a leather steering wheel and the seating is made partly of leather. The steering wheel is multi functioning and chrome trimmings surround the wheel and gearstick. The likes of the Kia Picanto and the Skoda Citigo are considered to be two of the biggest competitors that the new Viva will have awaiting it but other contenders are also on the horizon.

 

How much will the new Viva go on sale for?

Although a price mark has not been set in stone for the time being, it is to be expected that entry level models will kick off the range from a purchase price of around the £7,000 area. The confirmed launch time for the car has been confirmed to be this coming Spring. What a way to get the Geneva Motor Show underway.