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Vauxhall reveals the Adam

Worst car name ever? We think so...

Vauxhall has official released the first images and details of the brand new ADAM, a model they describe as their first fashionable urban car. The 3-door car boasts a retro-based style that has been designed to compete with rivals such as the Fiat 500 and MINI.

It’s slightly larger than the 500, but almost identical in size to the MINI hatch. It provides enough room to seat four people in what is described as a premium level atmosphere.

Three retro-named trim levels are set to be made available: JAM (fashionable and colourful trim), GLAM (elegant, refined and sophisticated trim) and SLAM (energetic and sporty trim). Each is highly customizable allowing customers to order a truly unique car.

A choice of three different powertrain options will be available at launch, all of which are mated with a five-speed manual transmission and can include the ecoFLEX technology pack that boasts fuel-saving Start/Stop technology. The entry level unit will be 1.2 litre engine producing 68 bhp while a 1.4 litre unit will be offered at two power outputs: 85 bhp) and 97 bhp.

We are told the ADAM will also benefit from a new generation 3-cyllinder turbocharged unit at some point in the future and it will come with a brand new six-speed manual transmission system.

The new 2013 Vauxhall ADAM will celebrate its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September before it arrives in showrooms in January 2013. Prices will be confirmed nearer the time.

Images courtesy of Vauxhall

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more