The city hatch Vauxhall Viva got been revealed
|   Saturday, December 13, 2014
General Motors unveiled the city car by taking off its wraps and which is affordable for European market. However, as probably depending on its market this model will be sold either as Opel Karl or Vauxhall Viva. This city car is compact and measures from the front to rear about at 3680mm with new five doors. Also, the Viva with five seats is 40mm just longer compared to Holden-Barina Spark.

The styling traits of company are correct and present with its twin-blade slashes and also the vehicle's flanks, but the pretest angle of car is rear if somewhat like Korean competitors as Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto.
Unlike many other city car competitors, this new Viva will only be available as five-door hatchback.

Vauxhall new Viva is most probably based on Chevrolet Spark running gear and rolls the wheels spanning in diameter in-between 14inch to 16 inches which will be driven in UK by single just of petrol engine. The new electronic gizmo Viva is character full, small and crisp entry-level vehicle and is proper small model to hold its appeal in rapid growing sectors, said Vauxhall's chairman /managing director Tim Tozer and added that it will compelling with new Adam and Corsa small-car portfolio.

More likely, the Karl/Viva in the Europe and U.K will offered initially by only three-cylinder 1.0L engine that develops 55Kw and manual transmission mated to five-speed. Other than that, the safety kits depending on its trim level includes traction control, stability control, hill-start assistance, ABS, brake-force electronic distribution, cruise control and lane departure alerts.

The other features include fog lights, sunroof, steering wheel and heated front-seats, climate control, parking sensors and touchscreen GM IntelliLink entertainment system. Also its entry-level rides on the 14inch wheels whereas its versions with top-spec are equipped by a 16inch alloys.

Moreover, the name given to this new hatch is a tribute to Vauxhall Viva which during the years in-between 1963-1979 were been sold across the English isles will now go for sale in second quarter 2015. In Australia recently the name Viva being used more, since when after the Holden rebadged its Daewoo Lacetti. Perhaps, in rest of the Europe this Viva will go for sale with name Opel Karl as it's the name given after name Carl Opel who is one among three son's of Adam Opel the founder of Opel.

On its mainland, the price for Opel Karl will get started from under 14,700$ (10,000 Euros). Hence, it will be placed underneath the price of 15,800$ (10,785 Euro) Agila based Suzuki Splash and also Adam. However, in Germany the Adam with three-door marginally longer hatch will only be available and the price will start from 17,200$ (11,750 Euros).

When first teased by GM the Karl/Viva, speaking to CarAdvice Holden's Kate Lonsdale the product-communications-national manager said; "For Australian market, Viva's suitability would be assessed by the company, but till then there will be no announcements is to make." Also he said waiting for Holden to be hearing it as at that situation whether has got progressed further.
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