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JAN 31st 2019

Dan Prosser

Classic First Drive: Vauxhall Viva GT

Nowadays, the sporty version of a compact family car would be labelled a hot hatch, but in 1968 the term had yet to be coined and the original VW Golf GTI was still seven years away. The Vauxhall Viva GT was no more a hot hatch than it was a spaceship - for one thing it had a saloon boot rather than a hatch - but it was born out of exactly the same set of principles that would spawn the likes of the Golf GTI and Peugeot 205 GTi a few years later.


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