VAUXHALL’S NEW SMALL city car, Adam, has finally been revealed.
Vauxhall is hoping for similar levels of success to the Fiat 500 and MINI by offering a bold new design instead of the retro looks of its rivals.
The Adam borrows many styling cues from the well recieved new Astra and Astra GTC, including the ‘wing’ chrome bar in the grille, heavily sculpted lines around the door sill and door handles, the design of the rear lights and the creased bootlid.
Other design features include a ‘floating’ roof, blade alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights, the first car in the segment to feature them.
Also like the 500 and MINI, Vauxhall is pitching the Adam as a premium small car with high quality compnents and a high level of customisation which includes; exterior colours, roof colours, interior colours and different roof linings including LED ‘starlighting’.
Equipment includes smartphone connectivity for Apple and Android, satellite navigation, a seven-inch touch-screen display and a heated steering wheel, another first in the segment.
The Adam will be available with three ecoFlex petrol engines; a 69bhp 1.2 litre and 86bhp and 98bhp 1.4 litre engines. All three will be available with stop-start technology and a five-speed manual gearbox. These engines will later be joined by Vauxhall’s new-generation small petrol engine which uses direct injection and forced induction. This will be mated to an all-new six-speed gearbox.
Further equipment on the Adam includes Advanced Park Assist, Side Blind Spot Alert and CITY steering mode.
The Vauxhall Adam will make its public debut at the Paris Motorshow and will go on sale in January next year.