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2015 (65) Vauxhall Viva 1.0 SL 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterDoor/boot open warning light
Electric power steeringExterior temperature gauge
Lane departure warning systemLights on warning
Low fuel level warning lightOn board computer
Rev counterService interval indicator

Entertainment

6 speakersR300 BT radio with USB, phone portal, bluetooth audio streaming and aux-in socket
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour rear spoiler
Chrome effect bar on front grilleChrome fog light surround
Cornering front fog lightsDark tinted rear windows
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
Rear wash/wipe 

Interior Features

12V power point front60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable dashboard illuminationChrome gear lever surround
Chrome interior door handlesClimate control
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrorsFront courtesy light with time delay
Front cupholders x 2Front door pockets
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front/rear head restraints
Illuminated load areaIsofix system on outer rear seats
Mondo cloth upholsteryRake 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

Chrome instrument dial surroundDark grey/light grey fascia
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)104NOx0.004
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 - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power75
Coin SeriesSLGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)13.9
Engine Power - BHP75Engine Power - KW55
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT70Engine Torque - MKG9.7
Engine Torque - NM95Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed106 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length3675
Wheelbase2385Width1595
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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

In the used vehicle part of the small car market, a segment that these days often headlines style over substance, the reality is that it's actually the most practical and affordable models that often sell most strongly. Models like this one, Vauxhall's Viva. This is the Korean-engineered modern-era version that sold to citycar buyers between 2015 and 2019. Parallels with older Vauxhalls bearing that badge are few but one thing remains the same: you get a lot of car for the money.

History

It's about time Vauxhall brought us a really credible super-affordable five-door citycar - and this is it, the VIVA. The name might be familiar, but the car is very much of its time, pitching the Griffin brand into contention in a segment that's doubled in size in recent years. Those of a certain age might well warm to this car right up front merely because of the badge on its bootlid. Vauxhall's original Viva models were made between 1963 and 1979 and transported a generation of budget-minded families. In reality, this modern Viva's origins owed more to Chevrolet than they did to Vauxhall for under the skin at launch in 2015, this Korean-built design was essentially a rebadged version of the MK2 model Chevrolet Spark that British buyers weren't offered. Still, Vauxhall reasoned that the market wouldn't care where this design came from as long as it was affordable, efficient, practical and offered plenty of style and frugal fun. On paper, the Viva seems to tick all these boxes. Its 1.0-litre ECOTEC petrol engine seems economical enough, there's modern connectivity for the Facebook generation and a little extra size over the citycar norm means that it ought to be practical too. A Viva Rocks variant was launched in 2017 with SUV-style styling cues. The Viva line-up was dropped from the Vauxhall range after the brand's takeover by the PSA Group, sales finally ceasing in 2019.

What You Get

Vauxhall didn't need to make this model cutsey and cuddly. If that's the kind of thing you want from a citycar from this period, then the brand has its trendier ADAM model to suit. Instead, British designer Mark Adams and his team decided that this Viva should be a more sensible proposition, though still a very smartly turned-out one in a practically stylish sort of way, with a neat, precise design philosophy that, unlike some rivals from this time, isn't too gender-specific. Up-front, trendy design flourishes have been kept to a minimum. As we just suggested, those wanting something more outre and personalised will need to step up to the brand's trendier ADAM model and as usual in this segment, the kind of soft-touch plastics are noticeable by their absence. With all of that said though, this is one of the nicer-looking cabins in this sector from this period, and looks especially good with the two-tone fascia and stitched leather steering wheel of the top 'SL'-trimmed model. There are reasonably-sized door pockets and two drinks holders in the front centre console. Plus plenty of cubbies for squirreling away your personal belongings, with the small storage areas above the centre console and above the reasonably-sized glovebox being especially ideal for things like smartphones and loose change. Once you're settled, you might find that this isn't the easiest citycar to see out of: the stubby nose dives away out of sight and the narrow rear screen would make us want to seek out a car fitted with the optional rear parking sensors. Still, it's easy to get comfortable, despite the fact that the Corsa-derived three-spoke multi-function steering wheel adjusts only for rake not for reach. The seat is quite supportive - and height-adjustable as standard across the range. Ahead of you lies a simple but classy two-dial instrument cluster, with the main two gauges separated by a trip computer and chunky switchgear that operates with a solid click. Over to your left, a smart gloss black-trimmed panel surrounds the clear and neatly presented stereo, mounted nice and high up so you don't have to take your eyes off the road for too long to use it. Lower down on the central stack are the controls for ventilation and the air conditioning system you won't get if you opt for the frugal ecoFLEX model. Everything's simple to use and as straightforward to get to grips with as operating a payphone. And in the rear? Well this car is 140mm longer than something comparable like a Volkswagen up and has over 100mm more wheelbase length than you'd get in a rival like the shared Peugeot 108/Citroen C1/Toyota Aygo citycar design. These are differences you notice sat in the back of this car. The Viva's back seat offers enough room for a six-footer to sit behind a similarly-sized driver. Out back, there's a 206-litre boot that's about average in size for this class. True, it can't deliver the amount of space you'd get in models from this period like Hyundai's i10, Suzuki's Celerio or the Volkswagen up/Skoda Citigo/SEAT Mii shared design. But it's equal in size to the cargo area you'd find in the Peugeot 108/CitroenC1/Toyota Aygo shared design and similar too, to the trunk size provided by rivals like Renault's Twingo and Kia's Picanto. There are a couple of hooks to secure shopping and if you need more room, then pushing forward the standard 60/40 split rear bench reveals up to 1,013-litres, though the seats don't fold completely flat.

What to Look For

We found plenty of satisfied Viva customers, but inevitably, there were some who had issues. We heard a few reports of cars that consumed a lot of oil, so check service records for that. Some buyers complained of rattles. And two had to have new engines fitted after persistent faults. There were two manufacturer recalls during the production run - one for a driveshaft problem and the other for an issue with the handbrake. It'll be worth checking that the remedial work has been carried out. Otherwise, it's the usual things; insist on a fully stamped-up service history. Check the alloys carefully for parking scrapes. And examine the interior plastics for signs of general child abuse.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Viva 1.0 - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £17. A pollen filter sits in the £8-£26 bracket. Front brake discs cost in the £30 to £90 bracket. Rear brake discs cost in the £40 to £72 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £25 to £60 bracket for a set. A set of rear pads is around £60. Wiper blades can cost as little as £10. A radiator can be had for around £100. An oil filter costs in the £5 to £6 bracket.

On the Road

Power comes courtesy of a single 75PS 1.0-litre ECOTEC normally aspirated engine that's quiet, revvy - and faster than every other entry-level 1.0-litre petrol rival from this period, making 62mph from rest in 13.1s. The ride is firm, but supple enough over all but the worst surfaces. There's quite a lot of noise at speed but bodyroll's well controlled and the slick gearchange means you can enjoy getting the most from the little three cylinder twin cam engine. In town, a light 'City' option on the steering makes parking easy too.

Overall

Ultimately the basics just have to be right for a model in this segment - and here, most of them are. True, this isn't the most economical or the most spacious citycar you can buy from this period but it does enough in both of these areas to satisfy the needs of most buyers and does so at a price that makes many rivals look needlessly expensive. Okay, so the Viva badge unashamedly plunders a bit of retro appeal, but Vauxhall needed this car to be noticed. Unlike the company's flashier ADAM small runabout, there were no styling gimmicks or fashionable personalisation options to make it stand out in the showroom. Instead, the Griffin brand relied on buyers here to appreciate this car's common sense and no-nonsense approach to things. And the way that it had been equipped far beyond the level original customers might have expected it to be for the money. Ultimately, this was a contender bearing a British badge with German heritage from an American company in a design that's screwed together in Korea. Proving beyond doubt that even with tiny cars, manufacturers have to think big.

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

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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