Complete Chevrolet Viva lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2004 Chevrolet Viva - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2004 - 2008 Chevrolet Viva SedanViva1 Trim 125 Hp

The Chevrolet Viva is a passenger car manufactured and marketed by the joint venture of General Motors and the Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ from 2004 to 2008. Production of the second-generation Opel Astra began in 1998 and continued through 2004 in Germany. In September of 2004, the GM-AvtoVAZ joint venture in Togliatti announced the start of manufacturing of a sedan marketed under the name Chevrolet Viva.

History of the Chevrolet Viva

In 2004, Chevrolet Viva mass production started under the General Motors-AvtoVAZ partnership deal. The Opel Astra T-3000 served as the basis for developing this particular variant. The company updated the car's exterior look in several ways compared to its German equivalent, including the grille, front bumper, nameplates, and rear reflector. Both the outside and the inside have been updated. There was a noticeable difference in the color combination of the dashboard and the upholstery and color of the seats. There are three trim levels to choose from, labeled L, LS, and GLS, and all were offered on this vehicle. The engine's torque remains constant throughout the rpm range, making it long-lasting. A dynamic stabilization system, electric power steering, and a 5-speed manual gearbox were all added to the vehicle. Viva's undeniable benefits include the model's conformity to Russian roadways, weather, and driver preferences.

Features of the Chevrolet Viva

No climate control, radio cassette recorder, airbags, electric drives for windows or mirrors, rear head restraints, or steering wheel adjustments exist. However, it has disc brakes (all wheels), anti-lock brakes (ABS), isothermal windows, central locking (remote), and an anti-theft system. Only the cast wheels, the front bumper with integrated fog lights from the Astra Coupe variant, and the heated rear window set the LS apart from the previous iteration. After much deliberation, GLS has been selected. Although the airbag doesn't budge, the comfy back seat folds in an odd 2:1 ratio. An air conditioner (optional), a high-performance heating system, and excellent noise and vibration shielding will make it easy to transfer passengers between trips of vastly different durations. The Chevrolet Viva, much to the delight of the average Joe, features a practical trunk.

GLS Trim Features

  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electric power steering
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Driver's seat adjustable in height and length
  • Electronic traction control on the wheel
  • Front power windows
  • Rear seat head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated electric mirrors
  • Driver airbags
  • Front passenger airbags
  • Air conditioner
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Remote door opening
  • Radio preparation with two speakers
  • Body-colored mirrors

Release Date

From 2004 to 2008, General Motors and AvtoVAZ released the Chevrolet Viva. Due to insufficient demand, production of the Chevrolet Viva was discontinued in March 2008.