2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
With the Karl, Opel will be offering a new entry-level model from summer next year. It will cost less than 10,000 euros and should bring new customers to the brand.
The GM subsidiary Opel will bring a new entry-level model onto the market in the summer of 2015 with the small car Karl. As the carmaker announced on Wednesday, the Karl will then roll to dealers for less than 10,000 euros. The five-door model has a length of 3.68 meters and should offer space for five people. The new entry-level model is powered by a modern one-liter, three-cylinder petrol engine with 75 hp
“Short, crisp, full of character - the name Karl reflects his strengths. Although it will round off our product range downwards in the future, it is a real Opel,”said Opel boss Karl-Thomas Neumann. The Opel Karl is the "ideal car for price-conscious customers," added Neumann. With the Karl, Opel wants to bring new customers to the brand and make it easier for them to switch to the Opel world with a price below 10,000 euros.
Karl with a number of security features
In addition to its design and the efficient three-cylinder engine, the Karl should convince customers with numerous safety and comfort features, "which customers don't expect in this price segment", according to a company press release. In addition to a standard hill start assistant, this includes a lane departure warning, which warns the driver with a warning tone that they are inadvertently leaving their lane.
Since the Karl is an ideal city vehicle with its dimensions, it is also equipped with a city mode for power steering. It is standard from the Edition equipment line. This should make maneuvering in dense city traffic child's play, promises Opel. As a further feature, there is also a parking pilot, which should protect the driver from expensive parking bumps.
As in all new Opel models, the Karl is also equipped with the Intelli-Link infotainment system. It allows the driver to network with the vehicle. With the Karl, Opel is rounding off its range at the bottom, after previously offering its customers the Corsa for small cars and the lifestyle runabout Adam for small cars. (AG / FM)