PAYING HOMAGE TO ITS FOUNDER: The new Opel Karl, which derives its name from one of founder Adam Opel’s sons, will make its debut at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Image: Automedia
Wheels24's spy photographers captured images of Opel’s new entry-level five-door city car – the Karl. The new model will join the automaker’s new small car family, such as its SA-bound Adam and new Corsa.
The four-door hatchback will have space for four or five passengers and will adopt a "simple design" only 3.68m long, certainly a small package.
Engines will be be those used by the Adam - three and four-cylinder units. The new turbocharged one-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 85kW/166Nm of torque is likely to top the range.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Opel Karl
The nameis that of Karl, a son of company founder - in 1862 - Adam O[el
Expect to see the Opel Karl unveiled in production form at the March 2015 Geneva auto show.
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General Motors SA has already confirmed three new Opel models for launch in South Africa in 2015 – Corsa, Adam hatchback and Mokka SUV.
The new models are part of GM’s global product offensive which will see 27 new vehicles and 17 engines (in applicable markets) by 2018.