A slightly less disguised prototype of the 2016 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva has been spotted undergoing testing.

A slightly less disguised prototype of the 2016 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva has been spotted undergoing testing.

Opel and Vauxhall are cooking up a new entry-level model which will replace the Agila and in these spy shots we can clearly see it will be way more attractive. Opel will sell their version with the Karl moniker as a reference to one of Adam Opel's sons while Vauxhall will commercialize the model with the Viva moniker which is making a return after its demise in 1979.

The petite five-door hatchback will have very short overhangs while the side profile will have two prominent creases spicing up the design. Up front there's a sporty-ish lower air intake along with a pair of big headlights and sizeable fog lights. The back of the car appears to carry boomerang taillights and a tiny roof-mounted spoiler where like many cars on sale today they have incorporated the third brake light.

Scheduled to go on sale next summer, the Karl & Viva duo will use just about the same engines as the more posh Adam model and among these motors there should be a small yet punchy 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder with 115 HP (85 kW).

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