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There’s a teaser of a brand new Viva online, which is to be a low-cost and affordable city car when it’s revealed in the near future. We’re not talking about a new Perodua Viva, of course (that’s the upcoming Axia hatchback, which will be launched very, very soon), but Opel and Vauxhall’s upcoming replacement for the ageing Agila supermini.

The Viva nameplate will be used by the “British” brand Vauxhall alone, paying homage to the successful run of Vauxhall Viva models in the Sixties and Seventies. For the rest of Europe, the identical Opel version will carry a yet-to-be-announced different name again, effectively retiring the unpopular Agila moniker.

Expected to go against small European city cars such as the latest Renault Twingo, Smart forfour, Peugeot 108, Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo, GM Europe’s new model is said to be based on the next-generation Chevrolet Spark. More affordable base models could even rival budget alternatives like the Dacia Sandero.