Historically... the Vauxhall Adam has been more mysterious than a spy on a top secret
mission. It was even known by the codename 'Junior'. Motoring enthusiasts, therefore,
had to travel deep undercover to discover even the most basic facts. Not any more. Why?
Because this covert operative has emerged from the shadows and into the sunlight.
It even feels safe enough to be seen at the Paris Motor Show from September 27th to
October 14th 2012. It will then launch in the UK in 2013. So, what secrets can we reveal?
The Vauxhall Adam is a city car so its rivals include the Ford Ka, Peugeot 107, and Nissan
Pixo. It also has three doors, cheeky styling, and a certain x-factor. Sounds like Mr J Bond.
The Vauxhall Adam is equipped with three – now de-classified - petrol engines. These are
a 1.2-litre 70PS, and a 1.4-litre with outputs of 87PS and 100PS. All are teamed with five-
speed manual transmission only, and will be available with a start/stop system for saving
fuel. These power plants complement three trim levels: JAM (fashionable/colourful), GLAM
(elegant/sophisticated), and SLAM (racy/sporty). Like every spy, the Adam also changes
its appearance to suit the situation. Its manufacturer, therefore, says it has the 'level of
personalisation you’d expect with a Bentley or a Rolls Royce.' This enables motorists
to choose items such as the headlining, mats, and fabrics. Spy lovers can play with
combinations at Vauxhall's Paris Motor Show stand. But... watch out for enemy operatives.
By Stephen Turvil
Thu, 30 Aug 2012