Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2013 Opel Adam, the German response for the Fiat 500 and also Opel’s first fashionable car. Measuring almost 3.70 meters in length, the new Opel Adam promises to provide premium technologies from upper segments such as a new onboard infotainment system which integrates the driver’s smartphone in the car (Apple iOS and Android).
The new Opel Adam will be offered with three fuel-efficient gasoline engines at the beginning: a 1.2-liter with 51kW/70 hp, a1.4-liter engine with 64 kW/87 hp and a 1.4-liter with 74/100 hp. All the engines will be offered with a five-speed manual transmission and are available with ecoFLEX technology pack including fuel-saving Start/Stop technology.
Later on, Opel will offer a new generation of small gasoline engines featuring direct injection turbocharging and a six-speed manual transmission.
In terms of design, the Opel Adam features company’s new design philosophy and we must admit that we don’t have what to say, it is simply perfect for a city car. The interior features harmonious surfaces and graceful flowing lines just like its bigger brand brothers Astra, Meriva and Insignia.
Moreover, the new Opel Adam introduces many upscale and innovative technologies into the A-segment that can usually only be found in higher segments. On of these is the new generation Advanced Park Assist (APA II).
Furthermore, we find the Side Blind Spot Alert (SBSA). And because it is a city car, the Opel Adam’s Electrical Power Steering (EPS) includes a dedicated CITY mode which at the flick of a switch increases power assistance at lower speeds. As expected, the car will make its world premiere in September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and will hit the showrooms in January 2013.