The Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva has been officially introduced this week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva has been officially introduced this week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Serving as an entry-level model, the Karl will cost €9,500 at home in Germany so it will be significantly cheaper than the posh Adam which begins at €11,750. Aside from being more affordable, the Karl is also roomier and more practical as it can comfortably sit five people even though it's actually 20mm shorter than the Adam.

The generous 2385mm wheelbase grants a spacious cabin but don't expect the same level of finish as in the more premium Adam. Opel's latest city car weighs just 939 kg (2,070 lbs) and can provide a cargo capacity of almost 1,000 liters once you fold down the 60:40 rear bench.

It will be offered exclusively with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine made entirely from aluminum. It develops 75 HP (55 kW) sent to the front axle via a 5-speed manual transmission which will enable the Karl / Viva to consume just 4.3 liters / 100 km (66 mpg UK or 55 mpg UK), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

Customers will have the possibility of selecting from one of the ten available paints and also add extra kit such as a sunroof, heated front seats, park assist, cruise control, heated steering wheel and an IntelliLink infotainment system.

The Opel Karl is scheduled to reach dealerships this summer and in UK the Vauxhall Viva will cost £7,995.

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