Opel has just unveiled its all-new Karl, a small vehicle that promises to offer space for up to five people and which will be available for less than 10,000 euros. If you don’t know, the vehicle’s name pays homage to the son company’s founder Adam Opel and the name Karl reflects its strengths.
When it comes to design, the Opel Karl follows the same design philosophy seen on the Adam and the new Corsa E, featuring the typical Opel smile as well as the signature ‘blade’ body side on the doors.
The large headlights and taillights add to the vibrant appearance. Meanwhile, the stylish and roomy interior as well as the driver-focused cockpit will provide the driver and passenger with a feeling of quality. The Opel IntelliLink infotainment system will allow the passengers to integrate their Apple iOS and Android devices and bring their smartphone world into the car.
Under the hood, there is a new 1.0-liter Ecotec three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 75 hp (55 kW). Moreover, Karl will receive plenty of safety and comfort features such as ESP with traction control, ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and the Hill Start Assist, as well as the Lane Departure Warning.
City Mode is also an interesting feature borrowed from the Adam and Corsa, which reduces steering effort at the push of a button. Other features include Park Assist and Cruise control with speed limited.
Optional heated front seats along with the heated leather steering wheel ensure cozy warmth in the winter, while the summer days will be even more enjoyable thanks to the optional sunroof.