Opel has put its economic game face on. While the regular 2016 Opel Karl is already a fuel-sipping machine, the new 2016 Karl ecoFLEX has upped the ante in terms of frugality at the pump.
Opel says the 2016 Karl ecoFLEX will use merely 1.08 gallons of petrol for every 62 miles traveled. This is accomplished through the brand’s 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoTec engine, which has been combined with start-stop technology. Though, the engine still muscles out a fairly impressive 75 hp.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder traces its family roots to the Opel Adam and Corsa, where it has been praised for its smooth operations and efficiency. Add in the small-overall footprint of the 2016 Karl, and the super-economical hatchback should find plenty of love in Europe.
Frugality at the pump doesn’t equate to a stripped Opel Karl, however. In fact, the ecoFLEX trim may still be equipped with a handful of safety features, such as lane departure warning. And, the brand will be equipping every Karl with Opel OnStar come fall.
Opel says the 2016 Karl ecoFLEX may now be ordered, starting at 9,950 Euro. Maybe Opel has hit the nail on the eco-friendly head with its pint-sized, petrol-sipping package this go around.