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Vauxhall Viva

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A small car produced by Vauxhall from 1963-1979.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Vauxhall Viva page on 22 July 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Vauxhall Viva was a small family car produced by Vauxhall in a succession of three versions between 1963 and 1979. These were designated as the HA, HB and HC series.

The Viva was introduced a year after Vauxhall's fellow GM company Opel launched the Opel Kadett A. Both cars were a result of the same General Motors project and share the same floorpan and engine constructions, but with one main difference being the use of metric measurements for the Opel and imperial ones for the Vauxhall. They are also visually similar, however few components are interchangeable and the cars are thus not "sister models" or versions of one another. A van version was also produced, as the Bedford HA. In the UK the Viva's principal competitors at the time of its launch included the well-established Ford Anglia and Morris Minor.

The third generation HC series was the last solely Vauxhall designed passenger car when it ceased production in 1979, since all future Vauxhalls would be badge engineered Opel models.

The Viva nameplate was re-introduced on a rebadged Daewoo product in 2015 but is expected to be discontinued during 2019.


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