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2013 Opel Adam

General Motors currently finds itself in the great position of having a lot of very good small cars in its US lineup. Less than a decade ago, the eight-branded automaker couldn't have enough trucks, SUVs and vans, but now it finds models like the Chevy Sonic and Cruze, Buick Encore and Verano, and Cadillac ATS (not a "small car" by definition, but the smallest for Caddy) garnering praise from the press and sales from consumers. Just across the Atlantic sits another great small car, the Opel Adam. Now, Old GM would have likely done a rush, badge-engineering job (something in line with th... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L I4
Power:
87 HP / 130 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
Base Price:
11,500 euro
As-Tested Price:
17,600 euro
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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Paris: 2015 Opel Adam S dons a red cap, gets turbo boost
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    We had a chance to drive the tiny Opel Adam following the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, and what we found was a cute little city car that's decently fun, but hardly sporty. But that's about to change, as Opel has thrown a dose of sport at its plucky little runabout, and the finished result, the Adam S, makes its debut here at the Paris Motor ...

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    Official: Opel reveals production Adam S pocket rocket ahead of Paris
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    General Motors makes plenty of performance machinery, but it isn't huge in hot hatches. The closest you can get Stateside is the Chevy Sonic RS, and, while a perfectly reasonable vehicle in its own right, let's just say it doesn't quite keep pace with its European and Japanese rivals. GM does make hot hatches, it just usually leaves them up to its Opel ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Official: GM rolls out new modular Ecotec engine family, boosting production [w/video]
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    General Motors has announced a new lineup of Ecotec engines that will power its smaller offerings through the end of the decade. Slated to arrive in both three- and four-cylinder applications, the latest bunch of Ecotecs will arrive first in the Opel Adam and Chinese-spec Chevrolet Cruze, respectively. A total of 11 three and four-cylinder mills make up ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Geneva: Opel Adam S and Adam Rocks make us want GM's Euro city car even more [w/poll]
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    There aren't a lot of products that General Motors offers overseas that we don't get back in America in one form or another, but the Opel Adam stands as a notable exception. GM's assault on the fashionable city car market, the Adam isn't likely to find its way to US showrooms... even if it does pick up a Buick badge on its way to China. But as if its ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Buick Adam a reality after all... but only in China
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    General Motors may have parred down its brand portfolio, but it still has more under its umbrella than most. That's why, while a company like Ford might market the same vehicle under its own name in markets around the world, GM uses different brands in different markets. But no two are aligned quite as closely as Opel in Europe and Buick in the United ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Official: Opel/Vauxhall bringing production Adam Rocks softroader to Geneva
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    Sliding canvas roof panels have become the new fad among stylish European hatchbacks. Again. While Mini has stuck with full convertibles, Fiat rolled it out with the 500C and Citroën followed suit with its DS3 Cabrio. But rather than simply cruise down the same road, GM's European operations have taken things a step further with the introduction of ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Official: Opel Adam sales 'exceeded expectations' in 2013, helped Opel nudge market share
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    Sales funk? What sales funk? When we last touched on the Opel Adam, we noted that after strong early demand, sales were reportedly less than had been hoped for. However, Opel has stepped forward to counter that thought, noting that sales of the stylishly customizable minicar have reportedly exceeded parent General Motors' original projections, with around ...

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    Official: Opel brings in Valentino Rossi, Bryan Adams to jazz up the Adam
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    Every notice than when an automaker brings in a fashion designer or celebrity to "design" one of its cars – and by "design", we mean give them fancy paintjobs – it's almost always a European city car? If it's not a Mini for the Life Ball, it's a special Renault Twingo, a '60s-style Alfa MiTo by an Italian artist or a Fiat 500 by Gucci. This ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Quick Spin: 2013 Opel Adam
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    General Motors currently finds itself in the great position of having a lot of very good small cars in its US lineup. Less than a decade ago, the eight-branded automaker couldn't have enough trucks, SUVs and vans, but now it finds models like the Chevy Sonic and Cruze, Buick Encore and Verano, and Cadillac ATS (not a "small car" by definition, but the ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel readying Adam model with SUV cues
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    The Opel Adam, the microcar of General Motors' European subsidiary, has seen its sales cool significantly since it first hit the market in the United Kingdom and Europe, but a push is reportedly under way that just might be enough to get the stylish, little car moving again. Using the Opel Adam Rocks Concept as a template, Opel will ruggedize the Adam, ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel Adam in sales funk following strong early response?
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    Opel had an early hit with the Adam, a minicar named after the company's founder, but it appears sales are now tapering off, leading the General Motors-owned German brand to ease off production. German Car Scene reported yesterday that slow sales have stung the handsome Adam, with only 1,226 cars sold in August, which GCS argues is due to the car's ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel Cascada close to getting green light for US
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    For a company with a long tradition of grand touring convertibles, it's almost unseemly that General Motors doesn't offer a properly relaxed four-seat convertible in North America. There's the Chevrolet Camaro, of course, but it's not big on rear-seat space and it doesn't offer that sort of serene demeanor that many open-air buyers crave. We're thinking ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel 3-cyl headed for 2016 Chevy Volt?
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    The Chevrolet Volt could be in for a significant redo in the next 18 to 24 months, according to a report from Automotive News. When the new model comes on line in late 2015 or early 2016, besides the regular spate of interior and exterior styling tweaks, the next Volt could feature a three-cylinder engine under its aerodynamic hood. While AN thinks it's ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel Adam convertible headed for production
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    The Opel Adam Rocks Concept – a beefed-up, convertible version of the Adam – grabbed our eye earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and now reports indicate that the open-top Opel could soon get the green light for production. According to Auto Motor und Sport, General Motors is expected to approve the Adam Cabrio, which would compete ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: GM CEO Akerson wishes Opel Cascada, Adam were sold in Buick showrooms [w/poll]
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    According to Automotive News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has his eye on a couple of overseas models for Buick. The General's funky Opel Adam subcompact and Cascada four-place convertible are apparently on the executive's wish list, as he openly expressed regret that they weren't developed for the US during an investor conference earlier this ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Video: Rally for youth with footage of the Opel Adam Rallye Cup Car
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    We checked out the Opel Adam R2 Rally concept and its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque at the Geneva Motor Show. The one-make series the car was built for, the ADAC Opel Ralleye Cup, has kicked off with 24 teams in identically prepared cars lining up for eight races in this inaugural season. Meant to help ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Geneva: Opel Adam R2 Rally Car is a plucky little bruiser
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    If there's anything more entertaining than watching a B-segment car bash its way through the woods, we don't want to know about it. Good for us, then, that Opel revealed a competition version of its Adam at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Adam R2 Rally Concept is designed to conform to FIA R2 regulations and boasts a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Geneva: Opel gets crossover cute with the Adam Rocks Concept [w/video]
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    Looking to inject some machismo into its cute and lovable Adam, Opel rolled out a new concept version of its Fiat 500 fighter, called the Adam Rocks. This concept makes the Adam look a little meatier with a taller and wider stance while the plastic lower body cladding adds a crossover-like ruggedness to the small hatchback's design. Another key part of ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Official: Opel Adam looking to get dirty with friends
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    If there's a single phrase in the automotive lexicon that makes us want to obliterate our delicate middle ear organs with a pickaxe, it's "lifestyle car." Opel has taken the unfortunate step of dropping the company's Adam into that phylum, which is a shame since the little runabout looks downright dashing in rally guise. Opel has just announced that it ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Report: Opel plans return to motorsport
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    With a financial crisis ravaging the European automotive industry, many automakers have tightened budgets, and motorsports programs have, in many cases, been among the first things to go. That's the case at Ford and Mini, but it's the opposite at Opel, which announced its return to motorsports in the form of spec series for two very fun-looking ...

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