Opel reveals the all-new 2013 Opel Adam combines bold, powerful design with potential for almost unlimited personalization, making each ADAM totally unique. The Opel Adam will be available to order after its official world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show (September 29 – October 14, 2012). First cars will hit the showrooms in January 2013.
Opel Adam’s bold stance is further emphasized by its broad footprint (front track: 1485 mm/ rear track: 1478 mm). Its chassis with a wheelbase of 2311 mm is geared towards maximum active safety and comfort. MacPherson struts with a sub-frame have been fitted to the front axle. The rear axle of the Opel Adam features a torsion beam compound crank design. Wheel sizes range from 15-inch to 18-inch, and cars that are specified with 17- or 18-inch rims come standard with a more responsive Sports chassis and steering feeling. 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 – particularly useful for maneuvering. The comprehensive ESP of the latest generation is also standard in all ADAMs and comes complete with many useful sub-functions such as Hill Start Assist.
The interior design delivers what its upmarket exterior promises: style and premium inspired ambience in a remarkably spacious environment for a small car. Opel Adam is the first car with Opel’s all-new state-of-the-art infotainment system that not only brings its owner’s smartphone capabilities to the vehicle but also adds further value to them, offering even more convenience and flexibility than a conventional system. The new system is exclusive to the A-segment because it not only offers smartphone connectivity for Apple iOS software but is also compatible with Android operating systems.
The new infotainment system makes selected smartphone content including internet based applications such as GPS navigation available in the cabin. In addition, new media sources such as MP3 players, iPodsTM and tablets can be brought to the Opel Adam thanks to BluetoothTM and USB connectivity. There is a plug-in outlet for music devices that do not use USB or BluetoothTM connections. Opel Adam owners who wish to enjoy a video or personalized slide show, can do so when the car is stationary.
Engine specifications the Opel Adam will initially be offered with three efficient gasoline engines (1.2 l 51kW/70 hp, 1.4 l 64 kW/87 hp and 1.4 l 74/100 hp) combined with a five-speed manual transmission. All powertrains are available with an ecoFLEX technology pack including fuel-saving Start/Stop technology. Later on, a new generation small gasoline engine will make its premiere in the Opel Adam, featuring direct injection turbocharging for further enhanced efficiency and performance. This new engine will be combined with a completely new generation six-speed manual transmission.