A report coming from UK indicates Vauxhall will resurrect the Viva nameplate in 2015 when a new entry-level model will be introduced.

A report coming from UK indicates Vauxhall will resurrect the Viva nameplate in 2015 when a new entry-level model will be introduced.

It was 1979 when Vauxhall used the Viva moniker for the last time and they plan to bring it back next year for a new small hatchback which will be based on the 2015 Chevrolet Spark. Opel will get its own version but with a different name, probably Agila.

In charge of styling is GM's European design team which will probably install an Adam-derived front fascia with sweptback headlights, LED daytime running lights and a big Vauxhall logo positioned on a generous chromed grille. On the inside it will be offered with significantly less customization options compared to the Adam but there should be several special editions to increase the model's appeal. However, the latest generation of the IntelliLink system won’t be offered since it would increase the model's price tag too much.

The Vauxhall Viva will adopt a five-door layout and will boost a spacious cabin providing a more than decent level of comfort. Under the hood will most likely be the firm’s 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine offered with 90 PS (66 kW).

Expect an official reveal in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show before the model goes on sale later the same year.

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