2018 (18) Vauxhall Viva1.0 [73] Rocks 5dr

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

City assist mode for power steeringExterior temperature gauge
Lights on warningLow fuel level warning light
On board computerRev counter
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

4 speakersSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Anthracite bumpersAnthracite wheel arch and side sill extensions
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour rear spoilerChrome effect bar on front grille
Chrome effect door sill coversChrome inserts to bumpers and side mouldings
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Heated rear windscreenRear wash/wipe
Silver roof rails 

Interior Features

12V power point front60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioningBada cloth upholstery
Chrome interior door handlesDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Front courtesy lightsFront cupholders x 2
Front door pocketsHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsInstrument panel light dimmer
Isofix system on outer rear seatsRake adjustable steering column
Rear cupholderRear parcel shelf
Removable rear headrests 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Driver/Front Passenger airbags
EBD + Brake AssistEmergency brake assist
ESP + traction controlFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersFront side airbags
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Engine immobiliserPerimeter alarm
Remote central locking 

Trim

Jet black fascia 

Wheels

15" Bi-colour alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)118NOx0.005
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74Cylinders - Stroke (mm)77.4
Engine CodeB10XEEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)44.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power73
Coin Description[73]Coin SeriesRocks
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 075EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %61
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %60NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58NCAP Safety Assist %25
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months72
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)13.1
Engine Power - BHP73Engine Power - KW54
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT70Engine Torque - MKG9.7
Engine Torque - NM95Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed106 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/55 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/55 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type15" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1532Length3676
Wheelbase2385Width1632
Width (including mirrors)1876 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)32Gross Vehicle Weight1353
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1013Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)206
Max. Loading Weight489Minimum Kerbweight864
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Viva Rocks

Vauxhall adds an SUV twist to its Viva citycar. Jonathan Crouch checks out the Viva Rocks.

Ten Second Review

It was only a matter of time before someone brought us a citycar designed for this SUV era. This is it, the Vauxhall Viva Rocks. It won't be much use 'off piste', but it'll make quite a splash in the supermarket carpark.

Background

Is any market segment safe from SUV influence? To date, we've had SUV-style MPVs and estate cars, plus Rolls Royce, Bentley and even Lamborghini have had to make one. Now at last, we've got an SUV-orientated citycar too, in the form of this little Vauxhall Viva Rocks. There's no pretence here at off road capability - or much else come to that. This top 'Rocks' variant is there to give the Viva range a bit of a fillip. And it might do just that.

Driving Experience

The Viva rocks features many design cues typically found on larger SUV models, such as an increased ride height that enables better visibility and improved response to uneven surfaces - such as country lanes or potholes. Like other Viva models, this one uses the brand's 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in normally aspirated 75PS form, which is probably about adequate for a citycar. This little powerplant drives the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox and the suspension and steering has been optimised for comfort on the sort of pock-marked streets that typify most British cities. Like its bigger brother, the Adam, the Viva gets a 'City' mode that lightens the steering even further to help take the effort out of parking.

Design and Build

You won't miss this SUV-style Viva variant in the supermarket car park. Silver roof rails, a rugged front bumper with integrated fog lights, a rear bumper with an integrated skid pad, muscular wheel arches, and unique 15-inch bi-colour look alloy wheels all aim to set this derivative apart and give it what Vauxhall hops is a dynamic, sporty appearance. For the inside, most customers will opt for the optional R 4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system brings the world of smartphones into the car via 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' connectivity. With that set up, you'll also be able to use navigation through Apple Maps or Google Maps. Alternatively, Navi 4.0 IntelliLink offers an integrated navigation system. This connectivity offering is completed with the availability of the personal connectivity and service assistant, OnStar, making this Viva among the best connected A-segment cars on the market. Otherwise, it's just like any other Viva model. At 3,700mm long, this Vauxhall is marginally longer than a Fiat 500 but has space for five inside (just!) due to a wheelbase that's fully 100mm longer than that of a Peugeot 108. This means you get a surprisingly spacious cabin with a luggage capacity of up to 1,013-litres if the rear bench is folded forward.

Market and Model

You'll pay just over £11,500 for his top 'Rocks' Viva model. That makes it about the same price as the normal top-spec 'SL' variant, which seems a reasonable deal. Remember that for this kind of money, if you were shopping in this segment for something like, say, a Volkswagen up!, you'd get a very basic level of spec indeed. Most 'Rocks' buyers will want to pay extra for the optional R 4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with its 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring connectivity. Standard kit includes things like daytime running lights, an alarm, powered door mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, a 'City' mode to lighten the steering when parking and driver's seat height adjustment. Plus heated mirrors and cruise control with a speed limiter that'll help safeguard your licence in roadworks or urban areas. That's in addition to the standard stuff you'd now expect on a car in this class - 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a trip computer. As for safety, well you get tyre pressure monitoring and a Lane departure warning system that stops dozy drivers from veering out of their lanes on the highway. There are the usual electronic aids for braking, traction and stability control. Plus hill start assist to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. And twin front, side and curtain airbags, a pedestrian-friendly bonnet and ISOFIX childseat fastenings.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0-litre ECOTEC engine that all Viva variants feature uses the same technology you'll find in Vauxhall's other small ADAM and Corsa models, fashioned from light aluminium and designed with refinement in mind. This engine's internal friction levels are much lower than they would be in a comparable four cylinder unit and it runs on low viscosity oils, all these features contributing to impressive levels of running efficiency. As a result, it makes some decent economy figures, with this variant recording about 60mpg on the combined cycle and 115g/km of CO2. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Plus you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.

Summary

There are two ways of looking at this car. Either it's a cynical marketing exercise with lifestyle styling that has no really practical purpose. Or it's a charming little city scoot that's attractively priced and good to look at. If you take the latter view, then you'll probably bond with this Viva Rocks immediately. It doesn't take itself too seriously. Its frugal, fashionable and inside, very well connected if you enjoy your media toys. It's also surprisingly spacious for a car this small. In short, you might like it more than you thought you were going to. We did.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£177.32
Deposit£300
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£9998
Credit amount£9698
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3712
Total amount payable£12,347.04
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge2.4p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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