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Vauxhall Viva 1.0 Rocks 5dr Hatchback (2018) available from Ford Ashford

This vehicle is currently in stock at County Motor Works Vauxhall and can be purchased from Ford Ashford.

01233 272 332

£6,750

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Specification includes Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls, Daytime running lights with Front fog lights, Favo cloth upholstery, Cruise control plus speed limiter, Rear child proof door locks and plenty more desirable features.

19/02/2018

18189

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MPG:
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Body Glass

Electric front windows, Heated rear windscreen, Rear wash/wipe

Brakes

ABS, CBC - (Cornering brake control), EBD + Brake Assist, Emergency brake assist, ESP + traction control, Hill start assist

Driver Aids

City assist mode for power steering, Cruise control + speed limiter

Driver Information

Exterior temperature gauge, Lights on warning, Low fuel level warning light, On board computer, Rev counter, Service interval indicator

Driving Mirrors

Body colour door mirrors, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Jet black fascia

Entertainment

4 speakers, Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls

Exterior Body Features

Anthracite bumpers, Anthracite wheel arch and side sill extensions, Body colour door handles, Body colour rear spoiler, Chrome effect bar on front grille, Chrome effect door sill covers, Chrome inserts to bumpers and side mouldings, Silver roof rails

Exterior Lights

Daytime running lights, Front fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Air conditioning

Interior Features

12V power point front, Chrome interior door handles, Favo cloth upholstery, Front cupholders x 2, Front door pockets, Rake adjustable steering column, Rear cupholder, Rear parcel shelf

Interior Lights

Front courtesy lights, Instrument panel light dimmer

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbelts, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Front side airbags, Passenger airbag deactivate switch, Rear child proof door locks, Seatbelt warning, Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

60/40 split folding rear seat, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable front/rear head restraints, Isofix system on outer rear seats, Removable rear headrests

Security

Engine immobiliser, Perimeter alarm, Remote central locking

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

15" Bi-colour alloy wheels

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.0
Badge Power: 75
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: Rocks
Generation Mark: 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 5E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 74
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 72
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 68
NCAP Safety Assist %: 64
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 100000
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 106
HC+NOx: N
NOx: 0.005
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 999
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 74
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 77.4
Engine Code: B10XE
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears: 5 SPEED
Number of Valves: 12
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 60.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 67.3
EC Urban (mpg): 50.4

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs): True
0 to 62 mph (secs): 13.1
Engine Power - BHP: 75
Engine Power - KW: 55
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 70
Engine Torque - MKG: 9.7
Engine Torque - NM: 95
Engine Torque - RPM: 4500
Top Speed: 106

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 185/55 R15
Tyre Size Rear: 185/55 R15
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1532
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 3676
Wheelbase: 2385
Width: 1632
Width (including mirrors): 1876

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 32
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1353
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1013
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 206
Max. Loading Weight: 489
Minimum Kerbweight: 864
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4

SMALL BUT ROCKING (used) 03/04/2020

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

If you're just about to sign a cheque for a rather run-of-the-mill used citycar made in the 2017 to 2019 period, then pause for a moment and take a look at this, the Vauxhall VIVA ROCKS. True, it'll appeal to a pretty narrow buying demographic but within that, there'll be those that might really like what this little runabout is trying to be.

Models

5dr Citycar [1.0 73PS petrol]

History

The idea of a citycar SUV might sound like a contradiction in terms. Well, let's be honest, it is a contradiction in terms. But it's also a bit of fun, so why not? That was Vauxhall's reasoning anyway when it introduced this car, the VIVA ROCKS. Just about every market segment seems to offer an SUV option these days and the citycar sector is no exception. In theory, we've actually had models of this sort ever since 2004 when Fiat launched the Panda 4x4. That though, actually was a model with some sort of 'off piste' capability. In contrast, the idea this Vauxhall advanced - that of a small runabout simply dressed in crossover clothes to attract a younger audience - was, back in 2017 at this model's launch, quite a recent thing. Or at least it was in the citycar segment. We've seen the concept floated by a varied selection of slightly larger superminis at various times in the last couple of decades, with contenders like the Rover Streetwise, the Volkswagen Polo Dune, the Citroen C3 XTR and, a little more seriously, with the Suzuki Swift 4x4 and the more recent Ford Fiesta Active. When at last, the major brands were prompted by their marketing departments into doing the same thing with tiny urban runabouts, again it was Fiat who took the lead, launching their Panda Cross in 2017, an introduction closely followed by the arrival of the extrovert Suzuki Ignis. Others then also joined the party, bringing us a further selection of SUV-style citycars like Kia's Picanto X-Line, Ford's KA+ Active and, later in 2017, this VIVA ROCKS model. The VIVA was in particular need of this kind of marketing spin, with sales slowing after this modern era model's original 2015 launch and a buying demographic heavily orientated in the over-Fifties. By 2017, Vauxhall urgently needed to court younger customer with this car, hence the vital need for this ROCKS version, a variant that aimed to appeal to them quite a bit more. The body cladding, smarter wheels and higher ride height made a stronger streetside statement. Plus the brand hoped that twenty-something folk would be pleased by the potential for class-leading standards of interior media connectivity and the option of Vauxhall's clever 'OnStar' personal connectivity and service assistant set-up. 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 told us that this VIVA ROCKS. You'll have your own perspective on that but it certainly looks a good deal more eye-catching than the standard model thanks to its high-riding stance, chunky black bumpers and silver roof rails. You'll not be tempted to drive it over boulder-strewn tracks, but it'll certainly make more of a splash in the supermarket car park. A VIVA you could own without the neighbours necessarily assuming it'd been acquired using a Mobility allowance. And inside? Well up-front, Vauxhall promised us a 'new interior' here. It didn't deliver that of course. In fact, the only unique cabin aspects of a 'ROCKS' model lie with this variant's chrome-effect door sill covers and the seat trimming. The upholstery gets 'Jet black Favo' fabric trim finishing with plain black side bolsters and surrounds. 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 You Pay

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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 damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Viva Rocks 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

It would be very unwise indeed to drive the VIVA ROCKS over any very big rocks. But then it's hardly necessary to even make that point. It's evident from the most cursory glance that despite its small 18mm increase in ride height, this car isn't even suitable for the most undemanding forest trail, let alone a boulder-strewn track. Which is fine. No one, least of all Vauxhall, ever pretended that this VIVA was anything other than a citycar clad in some adventurous outdoor gear. No changes were made to any of the oily bits in the transformation of this VIVA to 'ROCKS' status. So under the bonnet beats the same 73PS 1.0-litre ECOTEC three cylinder petrol engine you'll find in any other version of this Vauxhall. Ride quality's pretty firm and engine noise can become a little intrusive at cruising speeds. In this car's preferred urban environment though, it's a relatively refined, willing companion, able to nip in and out of gaps in the traffic and turn on a sixpence if required thanks to the convenience of a provided 'City' button that lightens the steering for simpler parking and facilitation of quite a tight 10.4m turning circle. As for efficiency, the NEDC combined cycle fuel consumption figure was the same as any ordinary VIVA variant - 56.5mpg, with a CO2 reading of 115g/km.

Overall

There are two ways of looking at this car. Either it was a cynical marketing exercise with lifestyle styling that had no really practical purpose. Or it was a charming little city scoot that was 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. True, driving excitement will be in short supply - and the efficiency stats could be better. Still, at least the changes made didn't affect the standard VIVA's generally likeable urban demeanour. So there you have it. For sure, this isn't a perfect package, but it's a Vauxhall that turned out to be fashionable, properly priced and well-connected. Which leaves us with. well what? Perhaps the realisation that if you're a used buyer wanting a more interesting breed of VIVA, then there's just one thing to do. Have it on the Rocks.

VIVA LA DIFFERENCE? (used) 27/03/2020

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.

Models

5dr Citycar [1.0 petrol - 73PS]

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 You Pay

Refer to Car & Driving for an exact up-to-date valuation section. Click here and we will email it to you.

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.

Vauxhall Viva average rating: 5/5 (4 reviews)

Mrs M Kneller - 12/03/20, owner of a Vauxhall Viva 1.0 [73] SE 5dr [A/C]

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Viva. Brilliant small car. Would recommend it, especially for a run about

Mrs C Cairns - 16/10/19, owner of a Vauxhall Viva Hatchback 1.0 [73] SE 5dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
I am very happy with my new car, I received great service from the dealership and had my car two days after deciding to purchase it. I got a great deal as I bought it through the £4,000 scrappage scheme.

Mrs Maureen Field - 20/10/2017, owner of a Vauxhall Viva 1.0 SL 5dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
It's comfortable, drives smoothly and is economical.

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