Aviva Redefines B-segment with all-new Cil
April 4th, 2012 - Aviva releases a preproduction shell of the new B-segment Cil, meant to go head to head with popular rivals such as the Chevrolet Sonic, but as well as in Europe against well-established rivals like the Montgomery Gyro and Renault Clio.
Aviva promises benefits such as a dynamic driving experience, lower price of entry than comparable vehicles, as well as the promise of over 40MPG on the freeway.
The new Cil uses the same platform as the soon-to-sale Pekoe, (UI - Utility Intelligence), albeit slightly stretched and more refined. The chassis is 35% stiffer than the outgoing Aviva Kier, while still being 15% lighter than the already featherweight Kier. Good cornering is accomplished by a "Nurburgring-tuned" macpherson strut front, twist-axle rear design.
Outside, the Cil wears the "Muted Aggression" styling theme that is making its way across the Aviva lineup. Loads of glass with a very low stance give a solid look that is like no other on the road.
Power comes from one of four powerplants
1.0L direct-injected three-cylinder - 86HP
1.0L turbocharged, direct injected three-cylinder - 107HP
1.4L direct injected four cylininder - 128HP (USA)
1.2L turbodiesel, producing 85HP. (USA, 50 state certified)
All petrol motors come with variable valve timing.
Transmissions are either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic (some markets will get a 4-speed automatic with the 1.4L only). Diesel models will have a 5-speed automatic as an option.
Prices will start at 13,500 USD.
I have no interior shots, it's not done, thus the very dark window tint.
(Impression model shown)
(Fabri - shown with optional lowering springs)
(Ambition - with 19" wheels)
The model grades rank as
Hope you like! It's an older model, and I just love this design. A sedan version is soon to come.