The new and not-yet-revealed Opel Adam was taken to a Spanish technology park for a photo shoot, and there it was caught by an unofficial photo crew sent by our sister site Autoblog Spanish. It was described as looking like a cross between an Opel Corsa and an Audi A1 in the metal. There appears to be some French inspiration as well, especially the front end. Unless the light deceives, in-house cribbing comes in the Insignia-like swage line along the door, and we do hope that those wheels are offered on the production version.

A reminder, the Adam is six inches longer than the Volkswagen Up! but still shorter than the Opel Agila. We'd read that the electric version of the hatch had been canceled, but according to Italian site CarPasion.it, the EV will be one of three trim lines: the electric Adam Jam, more elegant Adam Glam and the sporty Adam Slam. Eventually it will have three-cylinder engines co-developed with SAIC underhood, but there could be powerplants from the Corsa line offered at launch.

The Adam should be in showrooms next spring for less than €10,000 ($13,000 USD). Before that, we'll see it unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.


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      Jacob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Adam Jam... Yeah, okay, that's decent as a name. Adam... Glam? Well, I've heard worse. Adam Slam... *cue insane laughter* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Hah. Hehehe... I that really the best they can do? It's so bad it's good, sort-of, lol. On topic, car looks decent, but that front is seriously fugly. Hope it has some good dynamics to give it an edge to the competition, they BADLY need something the competition doesn't have...
        AndrewDer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jacob
        Please, remember that those are foreign names and words for most Europeans. We won't feel as strongly about it as you... English is a foreign language in Europe. They may sound silly, but what car name doesn't? Mondeo? Focus? Qashqai? Are they any better?
      Kris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now don't get me wrong here, I love OPELs. My first car was a very, very (even by today's standards) fast Kadett GSi and I still regret selling it. But for a car that wears the founder's name it looks kind of - I'll be kind here - not pretty enough. Look at the rest of the models, they look awesome! This front end looks more like mid 90's to me.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really hope that front end looks better in the press shots, because here it looks ugly.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Purnell
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Liberal, A Moderate and a COnservative walk into a bar. The bartender looks up ans says, "WHat willl you have, Mr. ROmney?"
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Adam is the name of the founder of Opel.