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Opel reveals the Adam ahead of Paris Motor Show

By SYF77 on 14 Jul 2012

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GM’s subsidiary, Opel, has revealed their answer to the Audi A1 and Fiat 500. Calling it the first fashionable urban car, Opel commented that unlike other rivals in the segment, Adam bucks the trend for retro-based design with a fresh and bold look that will appeal to open-minded individuals who want to defy convention with a car that’s distinctive and striking.

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At launch, the Adam will be available with three ecoFLEX four-cylinder petrol engines that include a 1.2-litre 69bhp unit and two 1.4-litre engines with either 86bhp or 99bhp. All engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with optional Start/Stop technology.

Sometime in the future, the Adam will be the first car to implement an all-new turbocharged, direct-injected small engine along with a new six-speed transmission. This engine is jointly developed by GM and China’s SAIC.

Like the Mini and Fiat 500, the Adam will be available with an array of customization options for both the exterior and interior of the car. For the exterior, the super mini has a so-called “floating roof”, which is visually disconnected from the body and can be ordered in contrasting shade with the body colour.

If you have problem parking the 3.7m-long car, there is no need to worry as the car is available with the Advanced Park Assist II system, which searches for a parking space large enough to accommodate the car on the road. The car will park by itself with the touch of a button and the driver only need to control the brake, clutch and gear.

Going onto the interior, the car comes equipped with standard front, side and head curtain airbags. Additional safety features come in the form of dual seat belt pre-tensioners for front occupants and two sets of ISOFIX points for child seats on the 50:50 split foldable rear bench.

The dashboard has a 7-inch color screen designed to support new media sources, including Bluetooth, as well as connectivity for smartphones with Android or Apple iOS software. For the first time in its class, customers will be able to opt for a heated steering wheel.

The Opel Adam will be presented for the first time to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show before hitting the showrooms in January 2013.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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