Introducing Aviva's all new City Car - Aviva Pekoe!
Aviva takes A-segment by storm
December 30, 2011 - Aviva takes the A-segment city car class by storm, by offering great fuel economy, excellent driving dynamics, competitive pricing and attractive styling.
Aviva will dominate competitors such as the newly released VW UP! and will go head to head with tried and true cars such as the Montgomery Iota and the Renault Twingo.
Good packaging = Space for real people
The new Pekoe uses the latest variation of the "UI" platform, which stands for "utility intelligence". Aviva puts space savings ahead of all else, and it pays off in the interior room. Rear legroom bests all of the A-segment competitors, and some of the competitors in the B-segment, too. The rear quarters have plenty of room for two six-foot adults to ride in comfort. Front space is also very good; the free-standing minimally intrusive dashboard contribute to an airy feel as well as the large windows. Designed for the USA with Europe in mind, the cabin is very spacious for it's dimensions and does not have many practicality compromises that are usually associated in this class.
Driving dynamics - fun and confident
Pekoe achieves great driving dynamics by use of a traditional MacPherson strut front, twist-axle rear, suspension design setup that is not only minimally intrusive, but tuned to provide excellent grip and extremely confident freeway manners. One may find that the Pekoe feels like a much larger car on the freeway, lacking the skittish jitters common to many city cars. The electric power steering is calibrated to provide easy maneuvering in the city, but it firms up for stable travel at higher speeds.
Performance and Economy - Easy on the wallet
Pekoe will come with three engine choices
- 1.0L, direct-injected, 3-cylinder = 86HP
- 1.3L, direct injected, four-cylinder = 112HP (US only option)
- 1.2L Turbodiesel, 3-cylinder = 70HP
All three will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic. Expect ratings of 40MPG and above for all three engine choices
Pricing ranges from 10K USD on upward, and models are as follows:
And for select markets there is a fleet model
(Exhibition model shown)
Just a formal release thread. There are some normals issues up front, but I'm mostly happy with the design. Hope you like, chance to examine it without any other cars to distract you.