Vauxhall has announced that it will launch an “all new five-door entry-level model” next summer. The new car, which replaces the Agila city car, will revive the Viva name, last seen in the UK back in 1979.

The new Vauxhall Viva will be offered at “an extremely attractive price point.” A starting price of £7,000 – £8,000 is likely.

Vauxhall promises a large range of trims and equipment levels for the Viva, though hasn’t indicated if there will be any personalisation options, similar to the those on the Peugeot 108 and new Renault Twingo.

The new car will share the original Vauxhall Viva’s “clean lines, durability and practicality.” Over 1.5 million were built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory between 1963 and 1979.

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