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Opel's next city car: Say 'hi!' to Karl

2014-11-03 10:40

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.

NEW ENGINES

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.

MORE FROM OPEL

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.


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