Opel Karl – Geneva 2015

Opel launch a new city car at Geneva Motor Show. Its called the Karl, or the Vauxhall Viva for the UK market, and entry levels start at less than €9,500. It will feature Opels latest 3 cylinder, 1.0L Ecotec petrol engine producing 75hp. Customers can expect to achieve 4.3litres/100km and a Co2 figure of only 99g/km. It will have a five speed transmission and will only weigh 939kg. With the rear seats folded, users will get 940litres of space.


The KARL will be added to Opels existing range of small city cars including the ADAM and Corsa. The KARL will be available in 10 different colours and range of different alloys up to 16 inches.

The KARL will come standard with ESP but will also feature Hill Start Assist and Lane Departure Warning.  In City mode, the KARLs steering will become lighter. This is an existing feature in the ADAM and the Corsa. Park Assist and Cruise control are also available.


For the winter, the KARL can be equipped with heated seats and a heated leather steering. While for the summer months, users can enjoy the use of an electric sunroof.


Some technology on the interior includes a radio with 6 speakers, Aux-in and USB ports as well as Bluetooth connectivity. An optional extra includes a DAB radio.