Opel has given its smallest portfolio member a rugged variant. Meet the Opel Karl Rocks.
Much like the Opel Adam Rocks, the Karl Rocks benefits from a higher ride height of 0.71-inches, which Opel states mimics a traditional SUV. That may be true for Europe, but there’s no fooling Yanks.
Regardless, the Karl Rocks’ newfound ride height is paired with rugged front and rear bumpers with integrated skid pads. New front and rear wheelhouse moldings house unique 15-inch bi-color alloy wheels and a silver roof rack complete this soft-roader’s new looks.
Inside, a new “Favo” interior upholstery is awash, channeling a honeycomb pattern. The design will be exclusive to the Karl Rocks.
Despite its newfound ruggedness, the Karl Rocks remains convenient and connected, too. Opel OnStar and the latest IntelliLink system are present and accounted for while a standard 40/60 split helps the Karl Rocks create 36 cubic-feet of cargo room.
The Opel Karl Rocks will celebrate its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.