2016 Opel Karl To Start At 9,500 Euros3
As Opel continues to restructure its entire portfolio of vehicles, and readies 27 new models plus 17 new engines by 2018, the miniature 2016 Opel Karl arrives on scene to do battle in an important segment for European consumers.
As you know, European roads aren’t nearly as wide as American roads, to fit our big ‘ol trucks and chunky crossovers. This makes vehicles like the 2016 Karl very important, because, what we call a “city car,” they see as a perfectly normal choice for day-to-day transportation. That’s why the 2016 Karl’s starting price of €9,500 (including VAT in Germany) is a shot fired into the flooded European segment.
We could sit here and compare numbers all day but, once the sun sets, it’s all about the value created in the package. And the 2016 Karl offers plenty of it.
The sensibly-small Karl will arrive with the latest-generation 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine. This new Ecotec engine is derived from the same unit CAR magazine says absolutely delighted them in the 2015 Opel Adam, leading us to believe this engine will be buttery-smooth like the latter.
Careful consideration was taken in ensuring vibrations were subdued for the off-kilter cylinder count with a low-resonance construction for the block, a split oil pan and noise protected integration of the exhaust manifold in the cylinder head. Layman terms? It’s quiet, and won’t feel like a 1980s workout machine in your hands.
Technology and features are abundant in the 2016 Karl, and Opel has consistently paraded the fact many “upscale” features from more luxurious Opels have trickled down to the littlest from the brand. A new generation of Opel IntelliLink empowers Karl owners with many expected creature comforts, and will now offer the support of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
A few other notable features gracing the cabin at the low starting price are a heated steering wheel, heated seats, hill start assist and more. Not to mention, Opel OnStar will finally be riding along with 2015 Karl drivers to offer 4G LTE wireless, and exceptional safety coverage.
How’s that for a value proposition? Priced to move at €9,500, or only $10,434 USD, we think Opel has a hit on its hands.
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terrible. if the car is not a failure if it is a miracle. I really interested in this car you can. This car is not worth anything except that perhaps it is purchased. brand reputation certainly in favor of such a product does not come.
There is nothing in this car. no design. no technology. does not have the quality. the price is very high. who knows what the market will it be understood.
The car is mainly for “developing markets”. (it is a sister car of the new spark) so, this may be some people’s first car, which would be a very big purchase, second only to a house. So, it may not have the best quality, or features, but is of reasonable quality with good features, price and value for first time car buyers.
this car is very expensive. who knows what is happening in the European car market, it can be understood. if you are purchasing this car, and it should not be a failure would be a miracle.
A positive nothing is in that car. interior and exterior design is also very very old.
and the cheapest model is completely absurd. if the top-equipped model would cost as much as the cheapest model will be better but still very bad. and the peak value of the model can be equipped for a larger class of cars as well as.
a violation of the reputation of the car. GM and Opel, as do some of the things correctly and understand.
But some such things again which can not be understood why such things GM and Opel.
incomprehensible and stupid things done.
I marvel that GM and Opel have also been very old manufacturers. large manufacturers, well-known manufacturers. great history. but I still have not developed.
It is a shame GM and Opel.
GM also will never be able to show their ability, skill and strength.
cadillac and corvette should also have long been much higher level.