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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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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Paris: Opel Adam is the little hatch to begin a big turnaround
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    Opel's bottom line suffers from a medical condition called "hemorrhaging" and investment bank Morgan Stanley isn't alone in believing that General Motors should let the German brand go. But they haven't seen the Opel Adam. The diminutive hatch that can come off as a little bulbous up front and busy all over depending on the angle of the photo has a ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that greenhouse. Yes, there's a lot going on with sculpting ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Spy Shots: Opel Adam caught undisguised at a photo shoot
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    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 ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Official: Opel dubs upcoming city-car "Adam"
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    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 ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Spy Shots: Opel Adam a.k.a. Junior a.k.a. Allegra caught on the 'Ring
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    The new Opel minicar has been so long in gestation that it has worn three names (so far). From the Junior and Allegra, we are now being told that it will now be called the Opel Adam, no doubt a nod to company founder Adam Opel. Still clothed in enough camo to hide a barn, we can't tell much about how it looks, but with the latest spy shots we do know its ...

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    MISC 2013 Opel Adam
    Super-rare Lamborghini finds a new home
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    For the 1968 Brussels Motor Show, legendary design house Bertone took the wraps off of the Lamborghini Miura Roadster. The Miura, one of the earliest exotic supercars, was first unveiled at Turin in 1965 with a body designed by Nuccio Bertone, so who better than him to chop off the roof? Like other Lambo roadsters since, the Bertone Miura was really more of ...

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