The new Opel Karl (or Vauxhall Viva in the UK ) is on the way next summer with a sharp appearance.
The latest addition to Opel’s family is a 3.68-metre long, attractive five-door car with space for up to five people.
Opel says that Karl pays homage to the son of the company founder, and boasts that it will be equipped with numerous safety, comfort, and infotainment technologies that are unrivalled in this segment.
It will also be powered by the latest generation 1-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine developed especially for the Karl.
“Short, crisp, and full of character - the name Karl reflects its strengths. Opel’s new entry-level model is a grown-up car and will appeal to heart and intellect,” explained Opel Group CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann. “Karl offers typical Opel virtues starting with the high-tech, quiet 1 litre, three-cylinder engine and by no means ending with our award-winning IntelliLink infotainment system. The Opel Karl is the ideal car for price-conscious customers looking to combine everyday suitability with comfort and modern technologies.”
Opel boasts that the new Karl, Adam, and Corsa will give Opel its strongest mini and small car portfolio from the summer of 2015 - and the youngest on the market.