The German based automaker Opel is planning to introduce a new five-door entry-level city car, called Karl, sometimes next year.
Opel is currently testing out a brand new model, called Karl, which will be a five-door city car in an entry-level version. The model in question has been caught on camera recently, by our spy photographers, while it was being tested out in a controlled environment. These are the first images with the upcoming vehicle which will be joining the A-sector Adam and Corsa but it will be a lower cost option.
The Opel Karl will basically be a direct rival for models such as the Dacia Sandero or the Hyundai i10 and it is believed to come with an engine range inherited from the Adam, including three- and four-cylinder units, including the new turbocharged 3-cylinder 1.0 liter with 115 HP and 166 Nm of torque. The Karl will have a five-door hatchback body style and it will be able to sit four or five passengers, sitting in at just 3.68 meters in length. The model will start from less than 10,000 euros on the Old Continent and it will also be offered in the UK, as the Vauxhall Viva, from around 7,000 GBP. The Opel Karl is believed to be unveiled in production form at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show, in March.