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Vauxhall revives Viva name for new budget car

Vauxhall has confirmed it will bring back the “Viva” nametag for a new small, budget hatchback, set to go on sale in the UK from summer 2015.

The new 2015 Vauxhall Viva will make its debut at next month’s 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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According to Vauxhall, the Viva will be the latest addition to the firm’s small car range and will sit alongside the Adam city car and the new Corsa supermini.

It’s therefore thought the five-door Viva will slot into the gap between these two vehicles in terms of size.

It’ll also be a more budget offering, at an “extremely attractive price point,” says Vauxhall. Expect it to rival the £5,995 Dacia Sandero, then.

Interestingly, Viva buyers will be able to choose between four- and five-seat options. Vauxhall says the Viva will be well specified (maybe a little more luxurious than the Sandero, then) and feature a range of trims and equipment levels.

The Viva nameplate pays homage to Vauxhall’s former family car, built between 1963 and 1979, of which more than 1.5 million examples were made at the Griffin’s Ellesmere Port factory.

Vauxhall is yet to outline exactly where the new Viva will be built, but let’s hold onto the fact that this is a British brand introducing yet another affordable model into its line-up.

And it’s not going to be called Karl, like its European Opel-branded equivalent…

On Bing: see pictures of the 2015 Vauxhall Viva

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