2012 Vauxhall Adam City Car review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 November 2012 , 02:11:45 byDan

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Vauxhall Adam City Car

Vauxhall developed the new Adam and hopes to create problems to competitors like the Fiat 500 and Mini. To power the new model, the carmaker has prepared three petrol engines as options. The first one is a 1.2-liter capable of generating 69 BHP, followed by a 1.4-liter available with two outputs: 86 BHP and 99 BHP. According to the specialists, the new Adam emits somewhere between 119 g/km and 129 g/km CO2 and the CO2 emission level reaches 50 mpg. The model powered by the 1.4-liter with 99 BHP output has been tested and it seems that it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds.

The carmaker offers as optional 18-inch alloy wheels to transfer the output to the road. To handle the power, the engineers have provided new braking system and also a new suspension for a firmer and more comfortable ride. There are a lot of elements borrowed from the Astra GTC, but there are also new and unique ones found only on the Adam. Here we have to mention the floating roof and the slim bonnet-mounted headlights. The three trim levels available include different elements that are capable of pleasing each customer. As standard, the model gets 16-inch alloy wheels, a DAB radio, air-con, cruise control and Bluetooth.

Vauxhall established a starting price of GBP11.255 which makes it affordable even for young buyers. For the interior, the specialists have provided the new IntelliLink infotainment system that costs GBP275 extra and it is available on all models. This also brings a seven-inch hi-res touch screen that allows owners to connect their Android or Apple smart phones via USB. It is very obvious that the carmaker invested a lot in this model, but there is no way of telling whether the customers will be impressed by it, just like in the case of the Mini and the 500.