Vauxhall launches jacked-up Viva Rocks city car

The car market has proved no market sector is immune to the influence of the crossover. The latest addition to the crew is a new version of the Viva city car. It's named the Viva Rocks, and brings SUV styling to the smallest sector of the UK car market.

Despite the name, the Viva Rocks is no real off-roader – take it onto anything more challenging than a lightly muddy field and it won't thank you for it. Instead, its appeal lies in chunky styling and a higher ride height – endowing the occupant with greater visibility and a sense of imperiousness over other, smaller city car-drivers.