|Manufacturer||Opel (General Motors)|
|Also called||Vauxhall Viva (UK)|
VinFast Fadil (Vietnam)
2019–present (VinFast Fadil)
|Assembly||South Korea: Changwon (GM Korea)|
Vietnam: Hai Phong (VinFast)
Quentin Huber (Karl Rocks)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Global Small Vehicles|
|Related||Chevrolet Spark (M400)|
|Engine||1.0 L B10XE I3 (petrol)|
|Wheelbase||2,385 mm (93.9 in)|
|Length||3,675 mm (144.7 in)|
|Width||1,698 mm (66.9 in)|
|Height||1,476 mm (58.1 in)|
|Kerb weight||939 kg (2,070 lb)|
The Opel Karl is a city car hatchback manufactured by GM Korea and marketed by Opel as a rebadged and restyled variant of the fourth-generation Chevrolet Spark, replacing the Suzuki-sourced Agila in Opel's range. Named after Adam Opel's eldest son Carl, the city car was discontinued following the sale of Opel to PSA Group in 2019, the same year production in Vietnam started under license of a rebadged variant, the VinFast Fadil. General Motors marketed a rebadged variant in the United Kingdom as the Vauxhall Viva.
The Karl is a rebadged and restyled variant of the fourth-generation Chevrolet Spark, manufactured in South Korea. With fuel consumption reaching 4.3 L/100 km (66 mpg‑imp), the Karl's 1.0 L (999 cc) three-cylinder direct injection engine making 55 kW (75 PS) is from the GM engine family. Dimensionally very similar to its predecessor, it is 115 mm (4.5 in) lower, making it almost the same size as the more expensive three-door Opel Adam.
Equipment includes six airbags, ESC with hill start assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electric power steering, cruise control, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, automatic climate control, start-stop system, a seven-inch display with IntelliLink and OnStar systems, and optional - heated front seats, heated steering wheel, electric sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Opel Karl was not sold in all European markets. It was not regularly available in Norway, Sweden, CIS countries, Malta, Eastern Balkans (including Bulgaria and Romania), Greece, Turkey, nor Cyprus.
The Viva range includes the base SE model, the SE A/C (which has air conditioning as standard, hence the name) and the top SL.
The range has a high level standard specification compared to similar vehicles from other manufacturers, including a lane departure warning system, cruise control, speed limiter, trip computer (instant MPG, average MPG, average speed, stopwatch and trip computer), tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program and traction control, front fog lamps and cornering lamps.
The SL offers digital climate control, partial leather trim and alloy wheels. Options include an electronically operated glass sunroof, a touch screen entertainment system (replacing the 300/300BT stereo unit) and a "Winter Pack" comprising heated seats, steering wheel, and door mirrors.
The Vietnamese car company VinFast licensed the Opel Karl from General Motors for their city car, the VinFast Fadil. As a rebadged variant of the Chevrolet Spark and Opel Karl, the grille is revised. It was released in September 2019. Early vehicles were manufactured in South Korea, but in 2019, production was started in VinFast manufacturing plant in Haiphong.
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