In 2004, the joint venture General Motors - AvtoVAZ was opened, which began mass production of Chevrolet Viva cars. This model was developed based on the Opel Astra T-3000 platform. Of the visible changes in appearance compared to the German counterpart, the car received a new grille, front bumper, nameplates and rear reflector. Undergone some changes and interior. The color of the instrument panel, the material and colors of the seats, were different.
The car is available in three trim levels: L, LS and GLS. Basic (L) is the most modest. Instead of a radio tape recorder, there’s nothing to hide a niche, no air conditioning, no electric drives for windows and mirrors, as well as rear head restraints, airbags and steering wheel adjustments. But there is ABS, disc brakes on all wheels, central locking with remote control, isothermal glass and anti-theft system. The LS version differs from the previous one only in cast wheels, a front bumper with integrated fog lamps from the Astra Coupe model and a heated rear window. Finally, Viva in picking GLS.
Here are already offered the usual benefits of many like electric drives, heating, airbags, rear head restraints, adjustable steering column, etc. There are even some excesses. For example, a broad red reflector on the trunk lid, a bright front panel, sporty aluminum trim and a sporty two-spoke steering wheel. Plus an original instrument cluster with white scales and a silver panel in the center console. Viva is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine from Opel 125 hp This power unit accelerates Chevrolet to 100 km / h in just 9.5 s., and the maximum speed is 200 km / h. Fuel consumption of 7.8 liters per 100 km. In terms of toxicity, the model meets the requirements of Euro-4.
The engine is distinguished by durability and a flat characteristic of torque distribution over the entire rev range (achieved through the use of an intake manifold with a variable path length). The car received an electric power steering, a dynamic stabilization system and a five-speed manual transmission. The indisputable advantages of Viva include the fact that the model is adapted to the road and climate conditions and the requirements of motorists in Russia. Complements the picture of an excellent anti-corrosion treatment.
On the Chevrolet Viva, the anticorrosive coating is applied to all the joints of the metal body parts, to all the joints, to all the welds, wherever they are, on the bottom and sills, and even on the door hinges. With a relatively compact overall dimensions, Chevrolet Viva has a spacious and comfortable interior. Here, the driver, passengers, mass of large and small luggage will be accommodated with convenience.
A comfortable rear seat folds in an asymmetrical proportion of 2: 1, although the airbag itself remains unshakable. Effective noise and vibration insulation, comfortable seats with a mass of adjustments, high-performance heating system and air conditioning (option) will allow you to transfer trips of very different length with the same ease. To the great joy of the man in the street, the Chevrolet Viva has a decent trunk.
And in terms of volume and convenience. With a rubber mount in the left niche for reliable fixation of, for example, useful items such as a container with antifreeze. Under the floor - a full-size spare tire. At the heart of the Chevrolet Viva design concept is the idea of creating a car that combines driving excitement, comfort, and a high level of safety in its driving characteristics. That is why the design uses a super-rigid (for twisting) body, front suspension mounted on a stretcher (significantly reduces the force of shocks transmitted to the body), semi-independent rear, with two trailing arms and a transverse beam (plays the role of an anti-roll bar).
Chevrolet Viva - a decent car with a harmonious appearance, good build quality and confident behavior on the road. front suspension mounted on a subframe (significantly reduces the force of shocks transmitted to the body), rear semi-independent, with two longitudinal levers and a transverse beam (plays the role of anti-roll bar). Chevrolet Viva - a decent car with a harmonious appearance, good build quality and confident behavior on the road. front suspension mounted on a subframe (significantly reduces the force of shocks transmitted to the body), rear semi-independent, with two longitudinal levers and a transverse beam (plays the role of anti-roll bar).