Opel has released a video in which they explain the Karl's exterior design. On sale by mid-2015.

Opel has released a video in which they explain the Karl's exterior design.

Their new entry-level model serves as a replacement for the Agila and brings a massive design evolution both inside and out. Opel's vice president of design Mark Adams is providing a thorough explanation of the Karl's body which despite being only 3680mm long it manages to offer a spacious interior cabin.

Don't expect the same level of customization as offered in the "premium" Adam, but Opel will offer ten exterior paints and a generous list of equipment including heated front seats and steering wheel, cruise control, sunroof, parking sensors and even lane departure warning and hill start assist systems. It will also come with the firm's IntelliLink infotainment system with a generously sized touchscreen display that has replaced most buttons and knobs to enable a less cluttered dashboard layout.

The 2015 Opel Karl will go on sale mid next year and it's going to be powered solely by a naturally-aspirated 1.0-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with 75 HP (55 kW). The motor will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission sending power to the front wheels while the steering system will feature a city mode for diminishing driver effort. Also on board will be traction control and electronic stability control helping the Karl provide "exceptional safety and comfort" also enhanced by the tweaked chassis.

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Opel details Karl exterior design in walkaround video