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Vauxhall Adam

 Vauxhall ADAM city car The Vauxhall ADAM city car will be the first car in Vauxhall’s range to adopt the company’s new-generation small petrol engine, featuring direct injection and forced induction, and an all-new six-speed gearbox.

At launch the Vauxhall ADAM will be offered with a choice of three efficient ecoFLEX four-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.2-litre 70PS, plus two 1.4-litre engines with either 87PS or 100PS. All will be available with optional Start/Stop technology and will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Vauxhall ADAM is a three-door, four-seater that will be unveiled at this year’s Paris Motorshow, before appearing in UK showrooms early in 2013.

The ADAM incorporates a ‘floating’ roof and will be the first car in its class to have the option of LED daytime running lights.

Vauxhall claims there will be over a million personalisation options. Available in three trims from launch – JAM (‘fashionable/colourful’), GLAM (‘elegant/sophisticated’) and SLAM (‘racy/sporty’) – ADAM customers can effectively ‘build’ their own car.

There are almost unlimited visual combinations, with a wide variety of exterior colours – including two different roof colours – interior colours, equipment and materials. Customers can even choose their headlining, including an LED-lit starlight roof trim.

Unique in its class is ADAM’s new top-of-the-range infotainment system designed to support new media sources, including Bluetooth, as well as connectivity for smartphones with Android or Apple iOS software. This enables access to internet-based applications, including GPS navigation. The system uses a state-of-the-art seven-inch, full-colour touch screen display allowing quick access to a variety of on-board controls.

The Vauxhall ADAM will be available to order after its official premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September, with the first cars reaching UK customers in January 2013. As with all Vauxhalls, ADAM comes with Lifetime Warranty, which covers first owners for the lifetime of the car, or up to 100,000 miles.