Vauxhall calls its new 2013 city car the Adam

Published: 08 May 2012

Vauxhall has revealed the name for its new city car – the car previously dubbed Junior will in fact be called the Adam. It’s one of the more oddball car names we’ve heard recently.

As well as announcing the Adam name, Vauxhall today issued two photographs of a disguised city car, giving us the first official glimpse of its new hatchback.

Vauxhall Adam: what else do we know?

Although the car wears heavy camouflage ahead of its unveiling at the Paris motor show in September 2012, Vauxhall says the car continues the ‘muscular and sporty’ design themes seen elsewhere in the range, although the Adam will have its own unique twists.

Expect blade-style scallops on the doors and side panels, flowing lines front to rear and an assertive face; Astra-style headlamps are just about visible beneath the cladding.

How big is the new Vauxhall/Opel Adam?

In size, the Adam closely mirrors the Fiat 500 and the Mini at about 3.7 metres long. As with the Fiat and the Mini, the Adam will be highly customisable, with much made of its colourful and ‘different’ character.

So far only details of a three-door, four-seat version have been confirmed, although the Adam’s customisable nature suggests that more variants may be forthcoming in the future.

What on earth are they thinking with that Adam name? I can’t Adam and Eve it!

Vauxhall has described it as individual, unique, original, universal, and many other adjectives besides.

It’s not supposed to refer to any specific Adam, although Adam Opel (founder of Vauxhall sister company Opel) makes a cameo appearance in today’s comic book press release.

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