ADAM to launch at Paris Motor Show


The ADAM poses in three distinctive colours in front of the Eiffel Tower

Vauxhall’s new ADAM is set to take Paris by storm next month when it receives its global debut in the fashion capital of the world, coinciding with a pricing announcement and official opening of order books for first customers.


With more than 1.5 million visitors expected to visit the Mondial de l’Automobile (from 29 September to 14 October), this is the world’s most popular motor show and the perfect setting for the fashionable newcomer. Visitors to the Opel/Vauxhall stand (hall 5.2, stand 501) will find an impressive ADAM display, representing just some of the many combinations available.


Interactive devices on the stand will allow visitors to create their very own ADAM. Based around the three trim levels – JAM (fashionable/colourful), GLAM (elegant/sophisticated) and SLAM (racy/sporty) – visitors can explore the virtually endless customisation possibilities at the touch of a button.

The ADAM parades itself in three distinctive colours beneath the Eiffel Tower

The ADAM, which arrives in the UK early in 2013, not only breaks new ground in design but also leads its class in terms of technology, offering features normally only found in higher-end cars. For example, ADAM’s top-of-the-range infotainment system, My Media, integrates the owner’s smartphone with the car, making internet-based applications available from the fascia-mounted touch screen. Unique in its segment, this system supports both Android and Apple iOS units.


From launch, ADAM will be offered with a choice of three efficient ecoFLEX four-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.2-litre 70PS, plus a choice of 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.
In due course, ADAM will be the first car in Vauxhall’s range to adopt the NG (new-generation) small petrol engine, featuring direct injection and forced induction plus an all-new, six-speed gearbox.