Showing posts in the category of Opel Adam

Opel's Sporty Adam S to Debut in Production Form in Paris


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We had no doubt that the Adam S study shown in Geneva this past March was production material and today, Opel confirmed its Paris Motor Show debut in ready-to-sell guise.

British Pop Star VV Brown Designs Her Own Vauxhall Adam


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British musician VV Brown has hooked up with Vauxhall to customize and design her very own Adam city car. The design was inspired by VV’s album Samson and Delilah, which features a darker sound, influenced by artists like Bjork and James Blake.

Adams Are All Over the Place at Opel’s Geneva Motor Show Booth [w/Videos]


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Opel’s stand at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is dominated by the brand’s smallest model, the Adam. The city car has gained a new crossover-flavored model, the Adam Rocks, as well as a study called Adam S, which may preview a hot version of the model. Finally, the Adam lineup has received a series of updates for the 2014 model year.

Adam S is Opel/Vauxhall’s New 148HP Turbocharged Pocket Rocket


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Opel (and Vauxhall) seriously dented the appeal of the Adam city car by launching it with the most uninspiring of engine ranges, squarely aiming it at people who put style above substance and who favor gadgets over going fast. Now, finally, they are stepping things up with the new Adam S, which features a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, as well as several modifications/improvements over lesser versions.

New Opel and Vauxhall Adam Rocks Stays True to Concept


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Well Opel, we have to admit that you had us fooled with your plain vanilla Adam Cabrio prototypes; though, we did mention that you may offer a similar version to last year's Adam Rocks Concept down the line...

Opel to Debut 1.0-Liter 3-Cylinder Turbo Engine on the 2014 Adam in Geneva


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Opel will premiere an all-new engine on the Adam city car at the Geneva Motor Show, the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline unit. Mated to a new generation six-speed manual gearbox, the all-aluminum mill comes in two states of tune: 89hp (90PS) and 114hp (115PS).

Scoop: Another Close Look at the New Opel Adam Cabrio


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Opel engineers packed their bags and headed to Sweden to evaluate the upcoming Adam Cabrio (to be sold as a Vauxhall in Britain), and especially how its electric folding canvas roof copes in extreme weather conditions.

Vauxhall Gets Gimmicky with Smartphone-Inspired Adam Editions


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First announced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, the Opel Adam Black and White Edition models have arrived in Vauxhall dealerships across the UK priced from £14,995 on-the-road.

Spied: Opel / Vauxhall Rocks Concept Materializes Into New Adam Cabrio


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We had a hunch it was coming and now we have actual proof that Opel and sister company Vauxhall are preparing a production version of the Adam inspired by the Rocks study displayed at least year's Geneva Auto Show.

2013 Adam Sales Helped Opel Increase Market Share in Europe


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Rising sales of the Adam city car in 2013 helped Opel and Vauxhall increase their market share in Europe in 2013, despite a declining auto market.

In recent years, Opel has struggled to maintain market share because of a lack of new products and management disruption. The carmaker launched the Adam a year ago hoping to revive sales in Europe, where buyers now prefer smaller cars that are cheaper to buy and run.

This is What '90s Singer Bryan Adams Would do to an Opel Adam


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Opel tells us that Canadian-born singer/songwriter Bryan Adams whose career certainly peaked way before he had to fly to Kathmandu, Nepal to get kudos, is also a respected photographer, it seems.

Opel Gets Playful with 2014 Adam, Showcases New Colors with Toy Models


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Opel announced that it will be offering five new body colors, four roof colors, fresh interior design highlights and three new seat fabrics for its 2014 Adam city car. To showcase these refreshments, Opel chose a rather unusual approach, releasing a photo gallery that only includes 1:43 scale models.

Opel Unveils Adam Customized by Valentino Rossi at EICMA


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Opel revealed the “Adam & Vale for Charity”, a fully customized version of the city car designed by multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi and Aldo Drudi, a designer who has collaborated with Valentino on his bikes, racing overalls and helmets for a long time. The unique Adam will be on display at the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition (November 7-10) in Milan, Italy.

Do We Need a Crossover-Styled Adam? Opel and Vauxhal Seem to Think So


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A report from Autonews Europe says that Opel/Vauxhall is looking to make a crossover variant of its...iPhone on wheels, the Adam. GM’s European branch will apparently be launching it in 2014 to go up against VW’s Cross Up and Fiat Panda 4x4, armed with more ground clearance, more plastic (cladding) and a bigger price tag.

Frankfurt Motor Show Report Says Opel Adam May Become a Buick


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General Motors is looking to see what it can do to get the Opel Adam to make it safely across the Atlantic, to better sync up its European range with that of US (and China) brand Buick. Autonews quoted the words of Opel Chairman Karl-Thomas Neumann, who admitted that they “are looking into it,” but that “nothing is decided” yet.

Five Cars Tested by Euro NCAP; Opel Adam and Mitsubishi Space Star Dissapoint with Four Stars


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As cars have been getting safer, the entities behind the rating systems have been making them increasingly stringent, up to the point where nowadays a four-star car, rated by Euro NCAP is safer or as safe as a five-star car from five years ago.

However, it is still expected that most new models will have no trouble in achieving the maximum rating, as all manufacturers now have vast experience in the field of safety and can prepare accordingly.

Opel Creates 3D Print of Adam and Readies New iPhone Inspired Special Editions for IAA


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While one group of Opel designers were working on a new pair of real-life special edition versions of the Adam mini inspired by Apple's iPhone, another group came out with the first 3D printed model of the car, which you can see in the video that follows below.

Back to reality, the new Adam models are called the Black Link and White Link, and they'll both be making their international premieres at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

New Opel Adam LPG Has a Total Range of 1,200 KM (745 Miles)


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Opel wants people to think of its Adam minicar as a lifestyle model similar to the Fiat 500 or Mini hatch, but that hasn't stopped the German automaker from chasing cost-conscious consumers as well. This is why Opel / Vauxhall added an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) version to the Adam's lineup in Europe.

Spied: Modified Opel Adam Prototype Hints at OPC Version


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For many, a sported up version of the new Opel Adam with the OPC (VXR for Vauxhall and the British market) badge would make a lot of sense, especially if you take into consideration it's near-premium positioning in the market.

Officially, Opel says that it's still debating whether to expand the range of the Adam, but these fresh spy shots from Germany suggest that the automaker may be doing much more than that.

Opel and Vauxhall Develop New Turbocharged 1.0L 3-Cylinder Engine for Adam


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GM's European arm has announced the development of a new 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 113hp (115PS) that will make its debut on the Opel (Vauxhall in the UK) Adam city car at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, before it goes on sale in early 2014.

Dubbed the 1.0 SIDI Turbo, the three-cylinder unit is the first in an all-new family of three and four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engines with displacements between 1.0- and 1.6-liters.