Tuesday, December 02, 2014

All new Opel Karl

The Karl is supposed to replace the tiny Agila next year. And there won't be any Euro Chevy version anymore. Since now they don't have Chevrolet in Europe anymore (What a stupid idea that was in the first place anyway...)
We are not supposed to get this since a new Spark is on its way. (Which means Opel has now 2 cars smaller than the Spark!)

But let's talk about that name. Really. A Karl???
It started last year with the Adam. (Named after founder Adam Opel)
So now we have another model named after his son!
Makes you wonder what's next.

Carl Von Opel (Full name with correct spelling) had 4 brothers.
So we could very well see new car names like the Opel Wilhelm, Opel Heinrich, Opel Ludwig. And my favorite, the Opel Fritz!
Replacing the Insignia, Corsa, Astra and Cascada.


Jörn said...

Let's hope that this is just a bad photoshop. This car lags the originality of the Adam - which seems to be one of the most popular new Opels on German streets these days. The side profile resembles more to an older Hyundai than an Opel - too many lines.

Speaking of the name: Opel insists on an English pronouncing of these names. Weird!

Anonymous said...

Adam... Karl... Carl... it's all just to remind the Germans how "German" Opel is (even when they're really just rebranding Korean and Italian products (and so on.)

Anonymous said...

This isn't smaller than the Spark, this shares it's platform with the next Spark.