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Opel has announced their new entry-level model called Karl will carry a starting price at home in Germany of €9,500 (including taxes).

When Opel introduced the Karl city car last month they said it will have an estimated starting price of €9,500 and now they managed to live up to their promise as the figure has remained intact. It's the cheapest Opel money can buy as it's positioned as a more affordable alternative to the posher Adam which in Germany kicks off at €11,750.
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New Opel KARL: World Premiere at the Geneva Motor Show

- Economical: Latest generation three-cylinder engine emits 99 g/km CO2
- Safe: With technologies and features from higher segments
- Sound: Compact dimensions, low curb weight and room for up to five people

Rüsselsheim. Its dimensions: extremely compact. Its engine: very frugal. Its name: simply KARL, Opel KARL. The five-door car with space for up to five people will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 5 to March 15). The new addition to the Opel family can be equipped with numerous safety and comfort technologies that are unrivalled in the microcar segment. At just 3.68 meters long and 1.48 meters high, the new Opel KARL offers the perfect combination of a spacious interior and compact exterior dimensions. KARL is powered by a modern, latest generation one-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine that emits 99 g/km CO2.

“KARL is Opel’s attractive entry-level model while it also completes the small car trio next to the ADAM family and new Corsa,” says Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “It is the ideal car for price-conscious customers who want to combine everyday suitability with comfort, high economy and modern technologies.”
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The Spark is supposed to have rear door handles in the 'c' pillar again, but otherwise would be great if it is at least this good - I like the looks of it. Also hope the new Spark is the return of a 3 cylinder base powerplant to the Chevy line. And, I want to see a new Sparky V based on this too! Make a nice little brother to the Bolt...
 

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They're all on Gamma II... so....
Yep, KARL is a Opelized Chevy Spark imported from GM DAT. ADAM is riding on a modified and shortened Corsa D platform (GM SCCS).

KARL (Carl von Opel, a son of Adam Opel) will replace the Opel Agila. The first generation Agila, a rebadged Suzuki Wagon R, was a success story. Target group was the young family that needed a cheap city car with plenty of space for it size, and like Scion in the US older people liked the concept, too.




The second generation Agila (Suzuki Splash) was Opel first attempt to break into the lifestyle city car segment, but the target group showed no interest and the buyers of the first generation looked elsewhere.





Now with ADAM and Corsa E on the upper-end of their segment, Opel need a car for the value oriented buyers.







 
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