The new Opel Karl (or Vauxhall Viva in Britain ) is on the way next summer with a sharp appearance.
The latest addition to Opel’s family, at just 3.68-metres long, is an attractive five-door car with space for up to five people.
Opel says 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 one-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 Karl-Thomas Neumann. “Karl offers typical Opel virtues starting with the high-tech, quiet one-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.