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Vauxhall Adam pictures released

So, you want to know what the Vauxhall Adam looks like? Well you’ve come to the right place. Vauxhall has busted out a crop of images showcasing its new A segment city car and we have them right here on these very pages. Scroll down and take a look. We’ll wait.

So, pretty cool, eh? Vauxhall says the Adam borrows elements from other cars in the range: the line around the door handle is said to be from the Astra GTC and the wing-shaped chrome grille bar is from the standard Astra, but it definitely draws inspiration from rival superminis.

We’re certainly no experts in design, but it looks a bit like what you’d get if the Citroen C1, DS3, Fiat 500 and Audi A1 were involved in a happy accident with an overturned Superglue lorry.

Not all Vauxhall Adam cars will look the same as Vauxhall intends to make the cars highly customisable. It’ll be available from the showrooms in several guises: Jam, which is described as fashionable and colourful, Glam, which is elegant and sophisticated and Slam, the racy sporty version.

Each of these trim levels can be customised ad nauseum. There are countless paint schemes, two different roof colours, interior colours, equipment packages and material types. There’s even a choice of headlining on the ceiling, with the option of an LED-lit starlight trim.

Vauxhall Adam cars will offer lots of modern technology not usually seen on cars in this class. Advanced Park Assist II will help tell you when it’s found a large enough space for the car to fit in and will even parallel steer the car into the space for you.

There will be a choice of three four-cylinder petrol engines at launch: a 1.2-litre 70PS and two 1.4-litre engines with either 87PS or 100PS. Each is wired up to a stop-start system and a five-speed manual gearbox. Vauxhall later plans to make available a new-generation small forced induction petrol engine that should offer even greater efficiency.

We’ll have more on the Vauxhall Adam in the coming weeks and in the run-up to its January 2013 launch. In the meantime have another gander at the pictures. 


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