Tiny city cars are becoming a big business in overseas markets. Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer in the segment with the entire Smart brand, Toyota tackles it with the iQ, Volkswagen recently launched the Up! (along with the Skoda and Seat versions that came along with it), and soon Opel and Vauxhall will, as well.

The new city car, snapped last month undergoing testing at the Nürburgring and released in this latest pair of "official" spy shots, promises to give General Motors a slice of the city-car pie. But its nameplate has left us scratching our heads. The project has at times been referred to as the Junior or the Allegra, but has now been officially confirmed to be called the Adam.

The name is an apparent nod to the company's founder, Adam Opel, and in its invasion follows the same formula as the Ferrari Enzo – albeit and the complete opposite end of the spectrum. If this emerges as a new naming trend, we should be looking forward to seeing models like the Ford Henry, Chevrolet Louis, Lamborghini Ferruccio and Porsche Ferdinand flooding showrooms in the near future. Before that, though, expect the Opel Adam to debut at the Paris Motor Show in the fall... hopefully without the camouflage.


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      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, the Lamborghini Ferruccio would sound pretty good if it wasn't so close to Ferrari...
      ECU tuner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just some GM POS that only UAW trolls will defend
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        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        Do you not think it pays homage to the company's founder? Or do you not think?
      breakfastburrito
      • 2 Years Ago
      make another one named Eve, and build a racetrack called EDEN. Offer a free Apple iPad to buyers, but if they accept it, they don't get to use the racetrack.
      Tuga
      • 2 Years Ago
      This isn't a tiny city car. It's small, but larger than most A segment cars in Europe ( like the Fiat 500 ), and in no way compares to the ForTwo or the iQ. Opel has already confirmed it to be 3.70m ( 145.7 inches ) in lenght. The 500 is 3.55 ( 139.8 ) The iQ is 2.99 ( 117.7 ).
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tuga
        It's not necessary competing with the iQ in terms of size - but it will be in terms of premium feel as is the case with the iQ and 500. It will likely cost more than the larger Agila and probably many Corsas.