In early September, Opel teased its all-new subcompact car and revealed its name would be Karl. The Karl will also share its platform with the next-generation Chevrolet Spark when it debuts, which is why you may be interested in these new spy photos of the model published by World Car Fans.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Karl testing in Europe, but it’s the first time we’ve seen it without that pesky black cladding which successfully concealed its bodylines. The model appears to be an evolution of the current Spark’s design, with a similarly high beltline and short wheelbase. The headlights are also smaller than the current Spark’s, a change some consumers will happily welcome.
Opel and Chevrolet have remained pretty tight-lipped about the new Karl/Spark. WCF believes the model will be powered by the same engines found in the Adam in Europe, including the all-new 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged mill. In North America, the new Spark is likely pull its power unit from General Motors’ new line of Ecotec motors.