"cheap to insure and tax" - Top Gear Writer Anonymous
"Smart styling, a generous kit list and low running costs" - Auto Express Test Team
"It’s easy to drive around town, with its light steering and small dimensions making quick work of any tricky parking manoeuvres"
"you’ll find a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, daytime running lights, air conditioning, cruise control and electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. It’s a decent haul for a car of this size"
"It’s easy to drive and has decent passenger space for a small car"
Vauxhall Viva and New Viva Rocks
The all-new VIVA is entirely different to anything you might recall of the old Viva. Stylish and compact, yet surprisingly roomy, New VIVA brings you clever design and big car features with small car efficiency at an incredibly affordable price. City Mode steering for tight inner city manoeuvres, lane departure warning to keep you on track and even lights that show the way around corners. New VIVA features also include cruise control, electronic climate control and no less than six airbags.
And, with options like an electric glass sunroof and heating for the front seats and steering wheel, it can handle all varieties of British weather. Add a punchy, super-efficient 1.0 litre engine that’s great for the city as well as the open road and you’ll find that New VIVA gives you a truly smart run for your money. So come and discover New VIVA. It may share a name with the old Viva, but the rest is simply history.
Designed and built with practicality, solidity and safety in mind, the new VIVA is more than just a pretty face. So while it looks smart, it’s designed even smarter with features to make life both easier and safer. The new VIVA interior is designed with the distinctive feel of a larger, more exclusive car. Focused on driver and passenger well being, you’ll enjoy the reassuring quality feel throughout – with all the creature comforts on offer, wherever you’re off to. When we designed the new VIVA, our approach was simple: more is more.
Driving this car, you’re surrounded by smart technology for your safety and convenience, with additional options to make life even more comfortable. With Lane departure warning signal, to let you know if you start drifting out of your lane without signalling first to help keep you on the straight and narrow, five doors, loads of room and clever design inside to gives you quick and simple access for five people with plenty of storage options, cruise control with speed limiter, to take the effort out of motorway drives and keep you inside the speed limit, heated door mirrors for those frosty early morning starts, fog lights with cornering light function, for when you indicate or make a sharp turn, and City Mode, which lightens the steering to make tight, low speed turns easier when you’re parking.
A variety of colours are available, such as Lava Red, Summit White, Sovereign Silver, Petrol Blue, Quantum Grey, Mineral Black, Mushroom and Cherry Red.
Exterior and interior
There are a few reasons why VIVA ROCKS looks more rugged than its twin. With robust bumpers, side skirts and wheel arches, increased ground clearance, exclusive roof rails and 15-inch alloy wheels, this car isn't for gentle Sunday drives.
VIVA ROCKS can carry big loads easily. That’s thanks to 60/40 split-folding rear seats. So get used to being flexible. And in control. Frost? Not again. Luckily, help is on the way. If you go for the optional heated leather steering wheel, then your hands are kept nice and warm throughout your journey.
Advanced safety and connectivity
Being seen on the road? It’s a no-brainer. That’s why VIVA ROCKS is fitted with daytime running lights. They automatically light up when the engine’s on. So you’re more visible to other drivers. Whatever the weather. VIVA ROCKS means fewer trips to the fuel pumps.
Why? Because our punchy 1.0 litre petrol engine achieves CO2 emissions as low as 115g/km. So you're not the only one looking after your wallet. VIVA ROCKS' optional touchscreen display brings total connectivity. Bluetooth Streaming, Digital Radio, and the option of projecting your smartphone onto the screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto turns your car into a hub of entertainment.