- Economical: Latest generation three-cylinder engine emits 99 g/km CO2
- Safe: With technologies and features from higher segments
- Sound: Compact dimensions, low curb weight and room for up to five people
|Value for money: Numerous safety and comfort features are available for the five-door Opel KARL.|
Its dimensions: extremely compact. Its engine: very frugal. Its name: simply KARL, Opel KARL. The five-door car with space for up to five people will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 5 to March 15). The new addition to the Opel family can be equipped with numerous safety and comfort technologies that are unrivalled in the microcar segment. At just 3.68 meters long and 1.48 meters high, the new Opel KARL offers the perfect combination of a spacious interior and compact exterior dimensions. KARL is powered by a modern, latest generation one-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine that emits 99 g/km CO2.
Efficient: New 1.0 ECOTEC three-cylinder
Customers can choose from three equipment levels for the new Opel KARL – Essentia, Enjoy and Cosmo. It can be outfitted in ten different body colors from “Night Violet” to “Kiwi Green”. The newcomer from Rüsselsheim is not just good looking, it also impresses with its inner values. Under the hood, it boasts the latest generation in Opel powertrain technology: the new 1.0 ECOTEC with 55 kW/75 hp, an all-aluminum one-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine, is distinguished by its running smoothness and efficiency. Drivers can regulate the power perfectly via a five-speed manual transmission. Opel KARL’s chassis and steering have been developed to provide exceptional safety and comfort for top driving performance. But the most impressive feature is that with the ecoFlex package, consisting of an aerodynamically optimized front spoiler lip and roof spoiler, the small car emits just 99 g/km CO2. This can reduce fuel consumption down to 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers. The ecoFlex package includes further elements such as especially low-rolling-resistance tires.
|Smart mini: The five-door Opel KARL with space for up to five people will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.|
Opel KARL comes fitted with numerous safety and comfort features that customers do not expect in this price category. In addition to standard Hill Start Assist (HSA), which prevents the car from rolling back when starting on a slope, the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) integrated in the front camera is a further safety feature highlight. It alerts drivers with an acoustic signal and a blinking yellow icon on the instrument panel when they unintentionally stray out of their lane.
|New entry-level model: The new Opel KARL combines everyday suitability with comfort, high economy and modern technologies.|
In its Cosmo trim level, Opel KARL includes the R300 BT radio with six loudspeakers, Aux-in and USB ports as well as Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming. It can be combined with DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting), substantially increasing program choice and sound quality.
So Opel’s smallest model that rounds off the company’s small car segment offer from next summer is simply everything – practically pretty and pretty practical, all for an entry-level price of under 10,000 euros.
|Exciting offer: The Opel KARL will be available for order for an attractive euro 9,500 in German from January 19.|