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Opel/ / Vauxhall set to revive Viva nameplate

According to a report in Just-Auto, Vauxhall (and presumingly Opel) is planning to revive the famous ‘Viva’ nameplate from this time next year. The report says that it will be used  on a new Korean-built entry level hatchback. The ‘Viva’ nameplate was last in use back in 1979.

Another report in AutoCar says that the new Dacia Sandero rival, will be a new small budget car, that could be revealed next March at the Geneva Motor Show. And that it would sit alongside the Adam. as a pair of models smaller than the current Corsa. The AutoCar report says that new model is likely to be based on the next-generation Chevrolet Spark. And of course General Motors has decided to pull Chevrolet out of Europe by 2015, and it is already no longer available in the Republic of Ireland.

The report also confirms that the new budget city car is not considered a replacement for the Agila, which is itself expected to be replaced with a new model in 2016.