Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures


Body style:

OPEL Karl   2015 2019
2015 2019

After Opel Agila was withdrawn from the market, the German car-maker needed a vehicle to compete in the super-mini and affordable vehicles.
And the answer was the Karl in 2015.

When the Daewoo brand filed for bankruptcy, it was acquired by GM, its platforms were included in the package. The Korean brand already had some projects in advanced stages or ready for production. GM took advantage of that and it started to build those models as Chevrolet vehicles. After the world economic crisis happened, the bow-tie brand was withdrawn from Europe and Opel remained their only option. One specific model was the Chevrolet Spark and that was rebranded as Opel Karl.

The short and tall vehicle was built to compete in the supermini segment against likes of Citroen C1 or Volkswagen up! With its big, Corsa-style, headlights, short hood, and tall greenhouse, the Karl was able to fit five adults inside and carry them around town. It also featured economical engines, fit for crowded cities.

Inside, the Karl was offered a driver-oriented dashboard and it could feature an infotainment unit fitted with the Opel InteliLink system that allowed connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrument cluster showed two large dials carried over from the Corsa. The steering wheel was taken from the same model as well.

For the powertrain, the Karl offered only one option: a three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine mated to a 5-speed manual. For the suspension, the front was based on McPherson struts and a twisting beam in the rear. After all, it was an affordable car, under Euro 10.000.

Full Description and Technical Specifications

Our Brands

Write to us!
Hello, how can we help?
Whatsapp Support Line