2017 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva Facelift Rendered

2017 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva Facelift Rendered 3 photos
Photo: RM Design
2017 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva2017 Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva
Last year, the Opel and Vauxhall brands decided to revive their A-segment offerings. However, the Karl and Viva look a little old already.
We don't know who was in charge of the exterior design. But maybe he wasn't offered enough photos of the Astra K hatchback. That's the only Opel people are into these days, so adopting its appearance is a good thing.

Most city car buyers are willing to sacrifice space, but not style. That's why the Fiat 500 is doing so well, even after so many years and it's why Dacia never made something smaller.

Even if you shrink a Cadillac to the size of a Mini, it would cost roughly the same because all the expensive parts would still be required. But Opel found a way to have the cake and eat it with the Karl, as it has standard controls on the steering wheel, electric mirrors, and even tinted glass.

Part of the German company's solution was to share parts with the new Chevy Spark. The two are actually built on the same assembly line in Korea. Rumor has it that a quick fix is planned for 2017. Hopefully, Opel designers will see these renderings by RM Design and be inspired to do something similar.

He suggested hat because the Spark and Karl share platforms, some trim pieces can also be borrowed, so he installed the side skirts and plastic from splitter, as well as some very attractive chrome framing for the windows.

Of course, what we really want is an excellent, powerful turbo engine. Even Suzuki has made one, so why can't Opel give us one here? Besides the 45- to 50-year olds who form the bulk of this car's clientele, youngsters also need to be catered to. And what do people who just got their license want the most? To go fast, of course.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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