If you want to get a better understanding of what the new Vauxhall Adam is all about, think of something similar to Fiat’s 500 and Audi’s A1; a little smart city car which is ideal for busy urban areas like London.
The new model is called Adam, the name is a bit off key, but what the heck. Vauxhall marketing suits will tell you something about going back to the very beginning, and probably drop silly biblical soundbites about it being a genesis in their development. Feel free to yawn.
Anyway, so the Adam comes in two different engine sizes, a 1.2 and 1.4 petrol. There are three variants of the new model, the Adam Jam, Adam Glam and Adam Slam. It’s obvious Vauxhall got carried away, but it will certainly grab the attention they’re after.
Judging from the variant names you can tell that Adam’s specs increase in ascending order.
The Jam is the standard edition, it comes with basic stuff like driver’s and front passenger’s front and side-impact airbags, electronic stability programme-plus (ESP-plus), ABS, daytime running lights, CD player with USB facility, Bluetooth connectivity and an aux-in socket so you can connect your own music player.
The Glam, just like its name is a bit more glamorous with its panoramic sunroof, extra colours to choose from and more interior styles. It has everything included in the Jam with the addition of electronic climate control, fixed glass roof panel with sliding blind, a drinks holder in the front centre console with adjustable restraining strap, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights and 16-inch ‘Vintage’ alloy wheels.
The Slam is basically the wild one. You know how in every family you always have that little spoilt brat, getting into trouble and getting pampered at the same time, well that’s the Slam.
It has everything its siblings have but with sports suspension, chrome-effect upper side window mouldings, chrome-effect door sill covers, map pocket on front-seat backs (like anyone’s gonna be putting a friggin A-Z in there anyway), dark-tinted rear windows, 17-inch ‘Hurricane’ alloy wheels, and more.
And if you feel that isn’t enough you can get the Adam Slam Extreme Pack where you’ll have your Adam looking more like an F1 racing car with racing stripes all over the roof and bonnet, 18-inch alloy wheels, carbon-look exterior mirrors and carbon logo bar giving the front an added high-tech touch.
Inside, the decor, floor mats and mirror complement the racing theme.
The Adam will reach UK showrooms in January, priced from about £11,000.