Holden Viva Road Test
Holden Viva is the ultimate choice if you are looking for a mid-sized car that isnt a Corolla. Holden Viva is meant for those buyers on a budget. If you are confused whether to buy it or not then read on.
Very simply the Holden Viva is a keenly priced automobile and is well equipped two of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new car. In addition to this it has a reasonable performance agile and is fitted with a proper interior and spacious boot room.
The Comfortability Factor
There is ample space front up with good seat support and adjustable steering. The steering feels light and direct making maneuvering in the tightest spots quite easy.
No doubt the ride quality is up to par with its ability to soak up even the worse road surfaces and the tyre and wind noises are passive. Under cushy and simple conditions the Holden Viva is a quiet and low impact ride. This provides a smooth ride helping to avoid the bumps and jarring of daily suburban driving.
With the Holden Viva you get all the standard car features you may look for in a car mid size auto. Good fit-out four air bags air-conditioning power front windows remote central locking are just a few that are present in this cozy car.
Four air bags and four wheel disc brakes are more than sufficient in making the car a safe drive.
Cabin and Seating
Well-planned storage space is available all around the interior. There are a pair of cup holders present at the front in the central console and adequate trunk space in the rear. The seating accommodation is adequate however there isnt a lot of side support for rear passengers.
Engine and transmission
The 1.8 litre four cylinders engine provides 79 kW of power and doesnt feel sluggish around the town. However the vague five-speed manual shifts gear lever sleeve has to be lifted in order to get it to reverse hope Holden sorts this out for next years models.
With an average of 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers you wont have to worry about the recent fuel price hikes.
The Holden Viva Revolution
So is the Viva the small car upheaval that Holden claims? Judged merely in product terms not by a long shot. But on the sales charts where things like space value and features usually add up for more than sharp handling and modern design the Viva is likely to make an impact.