Vauxhall Opel Adam car details and history
Body versions :
Gasoline : 1.0-1.4 liters
The Adam is a small car manufacturer by Opel . In the UK it is offered as Vauxhall Adam.
The car was presented to the public on September 22, 2012 on the occasion of the company's 150th anniversary. Production of the demonstration car began in late November 2012, while regular series production started on 10 January 2013. Official start of sales was 19 January 2013. The vehicle is named after the company founder Adam Opel named.
The Adam is assembled in the Opelwerk Eisenach , in which 190 million euros were invested.
In the fall of 2018 it was announced that the Adam, along with Opel Karl and Opel Cascada , will be discontinued by the end of the year 2019 at the latest. For Adam, the cost-intensive production should be a reason. Because compared with the brother Corsa lower sales figures he should receive no successor.
The Opel Adam is based on the shortened GM SCCS platform , which is used in the Corsa D and Fiat Punto the third generation (type 199) , among others ; the Adam is made only two-door. At the launch in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show was also the Adam Rocks presented with folding roof.
The small car is "characterized by design and personalization" (Opel) and should therefore distinguish itself from other models of the brand. The nameplate was therefore not placed on the rear, but on the C-pillars . The roof can be ordered in different colors.
The headliner is available in different designs available, such as literally as the sky (Sky) , checkerboard (Go) or with a by 63 LEDs produced starry sky (stars) , the latter in 2018. The instrument panel - similar in Fiat 500 - made of different materials corresponding to the exterior color; this concept continues up to the cap of the radio remote control. Interfaces to current smartphones are integrated as standard and installed in the on-board computer. From the beginning, voice control is available.
At times, over 90,000 variants were possible with Adam. Following PSA's acquisition of Opel in 2017, equipment was withdrawn from the program to limit costs, with fewer than 1% of customers choosing it. Although Adam six recalls to early September 2017.According to TÜV report 2017 94% of vehicles of this type after three years are free of defects, which has overtaken his competitor the Mini .
In the standard equipment of Adam has a radio, power windows and mirrors, daytime running lights , ABS , ESP , divisible rear seats, central locking , chrome trim in the interior and a power steering with the so-called city mode, in which the power steering is significantly larger.
Editons in the UK:Energised,Black Jack ,Griffin, Unlimited, S, Glam ,Jam Slam ,White Edition, Black Edition .
The Adam of the Jam line also includes air conditioning , cruise control , on-board computer , leather steering wheel, height and length adjustable steering column, aluminum wheels and a CD radio and handsfree standard equipment. In the fall of 2018, this line is the basic equipment.
The Glam also had as standard a climate control , LED daytime running lights and a panoramic glass roof.
This equipment also has highly tinted heat protection glazing in the rear, part leather, larger aluminum wheels, LED taillights and a sports suspension . The panoramic glass roof is a paid extra equipment. She was 2014 Adam S strong with the 110 kW (150 hp) 1.4-liter turbo engine, more powerful brakes (front from the Corsa OPC) and rear roof spoiler.
Adam Rocks :The skirt has next plastic planks and indicated underrun protection 1.5 cm more ground clearance. The folding roof is three-layered and can be opened and closed electrically up to a speed of 140 km / h; Since January 2015, it is also offered for the Adam without increased ground clearance. the Rocks S is also available with the 110 kW (150 hp) 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and roof-end spoiler. In addition, an Extreme called equipment is offered, which comes up with decorative elements for example for interior and exterior mirrors and barbecue, sometimes also for wheels and interior.
Initially, the Adam is offered with already known from the Corsa D 1.2 and 1.4-liter gasoline engines , which cover a power range from 51 kW (70 hp) to 74 kW (100 hp). These are exclusively coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission .With the 1.4 LPG Ecoflex Opel has brought in August 2013, a LPG version of the Adam on the market. This produces 64 kW (87 hp) and consumes 6.9 liters of LPG per 100 kilometers.
Since July 2014, there is a newly developed, modern all-aluminum three-cylinder gasoline engine of about one liter and u. a. with gasoline direct injection , turbocharger , variable valve timing, on demand water pump, two stage oil pump, balance shaftand acoustic isolations. It is connected to a newly designed six-speed gearbox, which weighs 37 kg and is 30% lighter than its predecessor.
At the Geneva Motor Show 2013 Opel presented the study of the Adam R2 for the FIA Rallye R2; It is based largely on the Adam Cup , the 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine with racing piston and variable camshaft adjustmen makes 136 kW (185 hp) and has a torque of 190 Nm.
The top model Adam S , has a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine (150 hp) to 110 kW and develops a torque of 220 Nm.Since November 2014, all offered engines meet the requirements of Euro 6 .
Stars in the Euro-NCAP - crash test 4 stars.
Engine type: R3 and R4 petrol engine
capacity: 999 cc to 1364 cc
Drive: front-wheel drive
Gearbox: 5-speed standard and 6-speed manual
Front suspension: MacPherson struts , wishbone
Rear suspension: Beam axle
steering: Pinion and rack
Length: 3698-3747 mm
Width: 1720 mm
Height: 1484-1493 mm
Wheelbase: 2311 mm
Curb weight: 1086-1178 kg
Luggage Capacity: 170 litres
Fuel Capacity: 38 litres
Turning Circle: 9m