What is it?
The Vauxhall Viva Rocks is an SUV-styled version of the city car launched in 2015.
Elevated driving position, bolder styling, compact dimensions
The Vauxhall Viva Rocks makes an honest attempt to create a sort of small SUV from a basic city car built for economy, and to attract younger buyers in the process. The elevated driving position is welcome and the extra body cladding adds a little character to an innocuous design.
However, the Viva Rocks rates only adequate in too many areas. Its cockpit design is ordinary, its powertrain lacking in performance. And a range-topper without the equipment levels of cheaper sister models is odd, to say the least.
The main problem for the Vauxhall Viva Rocks is that while its overall rating is adequate, rivals, particularly the Suzuki Ignis, are much more than adequate.