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Vauxhall / Opel Adam spied undisguised

Sat, 07 Jul 2012

The GM rival for the MINI and Fiat 500 – the Vauxhall and Opel Adam – has been caught undisguised on a photo shoot in Spain.

The last news we had of what we thought was going to be the Opel Junior was GM’s announcement that it would actually be the Opel Adam – named after Opel’s founder – and, oddly, also the Vauxhall Adam.

So far we’ve only seen the usually prototypes with swirly camouflage floating around Europe’s roads, but now we get the first shots of the Adam grabbed undisguised on a photoshoot in Spain.

Spanish website Autofacil has managed to grab a set of photos of the Opel Adam (one of which is above, the rest you can see on Autofacil’s site) which show a MINI-size Opel with a style that looks to have taken the DNA of the MINI, the Fiat 500 and even the DS3, blended it through a bit of software and churned out the new Opel / Vauxhall Adam.

There’s a curved back window on the three door hatch, a big air intake at the front, a butch back end rolling in to big back wheel arches  and a wide choice of body and roof colours so buyers can customise their Adams to their heart’s content. Engines are likely to be a choice of small petrols – including a 3-pot – and eco diesels from 60-120bhp.

The Opel Adam – and, we assume, the Vauxhall Adam – will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September and go on sale across Europe in early 2013.

By Cars UK