Viva is, in effect, an own label brand used by Bosch to flog a cheaper range of appliances so far as we can tell. Probably the idea being that it wouldn’t detract from the Bosch, Neff and Siemens brands but allow Bosch to enter into the ever increasingly popular low cost appliance space.
What Bosch say is of course different as they say Viva used in some European countries to appeal to younger buyers.
What we’ve seen is cut down versions of the same stuff sold under the Bosch name, as well as the others.
Perhaps that is no longer true as, last we saw Viva products in the UK was some years ago at a trade show and since then, nothing really. It would appear that Bosch’s plan to enter the low end territory of the market was either shelved or fell flat, at least in the UK.
Our opinion is neutral really, there’s no reason to buy and equally no reason not to just accept that you will face the same limitations as are present in all Bosch branded products.
Viva Market Position
Viva Spare Parts
Viva should not currently be seen in the UK but expect it to be much the same as Bosch.
What the UK servicing arrangements are unknown but we'd expect it just to be Bosch service as usual as with all the Bosch brands.
Viva Key Contacts
Official website/email: No UK site
Official telephone support: Not Available (UK)
Unofficial technical support: http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/forumsphpbb3
Unofficial retail spare parts supply: None
Primary trade only supplier (where available): None
Address : Not Available (UK)
Viva Ratings & Review
No review as Viva should not be seen in the UK however it shoudl roughly fall in line with Bosch, more so the low end Bosch products.
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