Opel Karl Rocks crossover revealed, Vauxhall Viva version not planned yet 0

Opel-Karl-Rocks-crossover-revealed,-Vauxhall-Viva-version-not-planned-yetOpel – the global brand that sells the cars we call Vauxhalls in the UK – has revealed a new version of its smallest car, the Opel Karl Rocks.

We know the Karl more commonly by its British name, the Viva, which is one of Vauxhall’s most popular offerings in the UK. At the moment, whether or not the Viva is to be updated as well has not been confirmed by either Opel or Vauxhall. A spokesman for the companies said that they were still weighing up the pros and cons of releasing it in the UK.

The updated Karl Rocks gets an 18mm extension to its ride height, with tougher looking bumpers and wheel arches. There are also roof rails and new 15-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the seats are cloth and there are also sill plates to give it a more rugged feel.

As yet, there are no details regarding the vehicle’s powertrain or even what the prices are likely to be. It’s expected to be powered by the same 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine and a choice of either manual or automatic gearboxes. There is a chance that a 1.0-litre engine will also be released. This could be expected to feature on a Viva, should they decide to proceed with the crossover.

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