Opel has teased it’s Agila-replacing Karl supermini, but we have yet to see exactly how Opel will be applying its sculpted design language to the five-door hatch. One graphic designer, XTomi Design, has rendered his predictions for the Karl, giving us a pretty good idea of what the car will look like when it debuts next year.
The Karl, which will be sold as the Vauxhall Viva in the United Kingdom, will also serve as the basis for the next-generation Chevrolet Spark. In pre-production photos, the styling appears loosely based on the current Spark, with a short wheel base, high beltline and rearward sloping roofline.
We think this rendering is pretty close to what the production Karl may actually look like. A front end similar to the 2015 Corsa and Adam’s is all but guaranteed on the Karl, as are the sculpted design elements seen running above the door handles and just aft of the rocker panels.
The Karl/Viva/Spark will ride on an updated version of General Motors’ Gamma platform, and will likely be sold exclusively with 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engines in Europe. It may be slated for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the Spark variant appearing in early April at New York.