Latest reports suggest that the Opel’s small city car will get the new version, which will come by the end of the year probably as 2018 Opel Karl EV. Named after Adam Opel’s oldest son, this small hatchback has been around for about four years.
The initial version came in 2014 and we haven’t seen bigger changes so far. The current version comes with a single engine choice, so the new EV will be more than welcome. Still, expect few additional changes on this variant. It could get few new styling tweaks, as well as some novelties inside. Of course, it will come with a unique list of standard features. As we already mentioned, the new powertrain will be all-electric and the company promises more than 90 miles of a max range. Although precise details are yet to come, 2018 Karl EV should hit the market by the end of 2018.
2018 Opel Karl EV design
When it comes to base design characteristics, we are pretty sure that the new 2018 Opel Karl EV won’t be much different. It will come with a familiar design, in a tiny 5-door hatchback body style. To remind you, this model is produced in South Korea and has much in common with Chevrolet Spark. Both models use the same architecture. Still, styling is completely different. For this occasion, the company could offer few novelties. We could see few novelties at the front, which will later come to the base gasoline model as well. Still, don’t expect anything significant. Additionally, we could see few new colors, as well as new wheels.
When it comes to the interior design, few tweaks on the dashboard are possible, especially on the instrument cluster. On the other side, list of standard features should be completely new.
2018 Opel Karl EV features
When it comes to the list of standard equipment, we expect to see 2018 Opel Karl EV fully loaded. The current gasoline model comes in three trim levels, but we are sure that the new electric version will be available in just one, of course with numerous optional features. Considering this, expect to see plenty of equipment. Some reports suggest that the new version with come even with things like leather upholstery, large touchscreen, heated seats etc. Of course, optional features will be numerous as well. Expect things like heated seats, and much more.
2018 Opel Karl EV powertrain
Details about powertrain are still unknown. So far, we only know that 2018 Opel Karl EV should have a range over 90 miles. Still, there is a chance to see a version with a bigger battery, which will provide more miles on a single charge. When it comes to power and performances, there is no information available, of any kind. So, we can’t speculate at the moment. Still, we can presume that the new version will have at least the same amount of power as gasoline version, if not more. To remind you, base Opel Karl features a three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline engine which delivers around 75 horsepower. It comes in a pair with a 5-speed manual transmission.
2018 Opel Karl EV release date and price
Latest reports suggest the arrival of 2018 Opel Karl EV by the end of the year. Still, we didn’t get any kind of information from the company. So, we won’t speculate about some more precise date. When it comes to the price, we can only say that the new version will cost much more. The current base model goes around 11.000 dollars. Considering production costs of the electric powertrain, as well as a longer list of standard equipment, this version could easily reach 20.000 dollars.