Sales start in the end of the year.

If you are on the market for “a small car that has the stylish looks and upmarket features of a much bigger and often much pricier vehicle,” we have good news for you. Opel is introducing the Karl Rocks – “a mini car that can handle the daily challenges of the urban jungle while simultaneously dazzling onlookers with its trendy SUV look and feel,” according to the manufacturer.

Set to be revealed at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, the Karl Rocks joins the similarly sized Adam Rocks “urban mini-crossover” – and follows the same recipe, but combined with five doors. The ride height has been increased by 0.7 inches (18 millimeters), while the design has been enhanced with silver roof rails, new front and rear bumpers with plastic cladding, new silver decorative and protective side sills, and a set of 15-inch bi-color alloy wheels.

Opel Karl Rocks
Opel Karl Rocks

Matching the funky exterior design is a refreshed interior with Favo fabric upholstery for the seats – an exclusive feature for the Rocks version. Opel will also offer the Radio R 4.0 IntelliLink system as an optional replacement for the standard Radio R 300 stereo system. The infotainment system comes with CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and enables navigation via Apple Maps or Google Maps.

Opel’s “wild child” brings all the safety and comfort features of the standard Karl models, including a city steering mode that reduces steering effort at the push of a button, a park assist with acoustic warnings, and a cruise control with speed limiter.

The German company is still keeping engine details in secret, but it’s safe to bet the Karl Rocks will be powered by the same 1.0-liter three-cylinder naturally-aspirated unit that is available for the standard Karl models. The power is delivered to the front axle through a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Karl Rocks will be available to order by European customers from the end of the year.

Source: Opel

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