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Vauxhall Adam 1.2I Jam 3Dr Petrol Hatchback

Overview:

Mileage: 18,630
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 15/65
Colour: Red
Fuel Type: Petrol

Quote Reference Number: 081-82344

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Intermittent front and rear wash/wipe
Tinted glass including windscreen
Rear Demister
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Laminated windscreen
Heated rear windscreen
Brakes
ESP plus
ABS
Traction control
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
EBD + Brake Assist
Hill start assist
Communication
Bluetooth system
Driver Aids
PAS
Cruise control + speed limiter
Driver Information
On board computer
Audible lights on warning
Driving Mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Entertainment
Auxiliary input socket
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour front spoiler
Body colour bumpers
Interior Features
Load compartment cover
2 rear cupholders in centre console
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Compartment in glovebox
2 cargo hooks
12v power outlet - front
Black roof liner
Driver/front passenger assist handle
Illuminated glovebox
Front door pockets
Interior Lights
Front centre dome lamp
Illuminated load area
Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
Welcome lighting
Safety
Side airbags
Seatbelt warning
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Seats
4 way adjustable driver and passenger seat
Height adjustable head restraints
Rear headrests
50/50 split folding rear seat
Front seats - 'Easy Entry'
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Rear outer 3 point seat belts
Security
Locking wheel nuts
Immobiliser
Folding key
Electric tailgate lock with touchpad
Remote central locking

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Key Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth
  • USB

Ten Second Review

Even in its least powerful 1.2i 16v petrol form, the ADAM punts Vauxhall straight into the style-led city car sector. It's striking to look at, both inside and out and includes some features yet to be seen in this segment. The big question will be whether urban hipsters will get past this most blue-collar of badges.

Background

Vauxhall has built some stylish cars in the past. The trouble is, they've only been stylish to a small percentage of the car buying population. A Vauxhall with widespread chic appeal? I'm struggling to think of one. Some of the company's niche models have undoubtedly worked and worked well, but with its ADAM city car, Vauxhall is looking to grab the attention of fashionista buyers who might otherwise choose a MINI, a Fiat 500 or a Citroen DS3. Yes, you did read that correctly. It's called an ADAM. We can't even blame Vauxhall for that odd name. It's an Opel thing. Vauxhall's sister brand in Germany flexed the corporate muscles a bit and insisted the car would be named after Adam Opel, the company's founder. It's now got me wondering if it'll start at trend for Biblical car names. Lotus Ezekiel anyone? Let's check this car out in entry-level 1.2i 16v petrol guise.

Driving Experience

Talk to anyone who really knows about cars and they'll tell you how good the latest generation Corsa is. Trouble is, the man in the street still associates the Corsa with the mediocre old vehicles that replaced the Nova and weren't particularly great. The ADAM rides on a cut down version of the Corsa's chassis and that can only be good news. It's been extensively re-engineered to suit the demands of the shorter wheelbase. It's ostensibly quite a simple set-up but Vauxhall has invested years of know how into it. Up front are a set of MacPherson struts while the rear end utilises a torsion beam set-up. Ease of use on urban roads is enhanced by a CITY mode, which increases the electronic power steering system's assistance at lower speeds.

Design and Build

This is a car that's going to sell largely on whether the styling chimes with new car buyers and Vauxhall certainly can't be accused of going at it half-cocked. There's a lot going on, the design work attributed to Brit, Mark Adams' team in Europe. The ADAM incorporates a 'floating' roof which is visually disconnected from the body, which works particularly well with two-tone colour schemes. It looks like no other Vauxhall but still incorporates a bunch of existing styling cues, such as the Astra's wing-shaped chrome grille bar and the blade shape in the lower doors. Like MINI, Vauxhall is looking to appeal to the customer's sense of individuality in the sheer amount of colour combinations and materials. Wheels range from 16 inches in size for entry-level cars and there are 17 and 18-inch options further up the range, with a lowered sports chassis part of the deal. Unlike many cars which offer striking exterior designs but an interior that betrays a sudden curtailment of development budget, the cabin of the ADAM is, if anything, even bolder than the exterior. There's extensive use of body-coloured trim inserts, not only on the dashboard but also reaching along the centre console and onto the steering wheel aimed at giving the interior a real riotous personality. A seven-inch touch screen interface is the big point of interest from a technological perspective. It's both iPhone and Android compatible, and can access internet-downloaded apps in the same manner as the latest Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. Where specified, the navigation and infotainment controls are all marshalled by the touch screen. There's even a choice of headlining, including an LED-lit starlight roof trim.

Market and Model

Prices for the 1.2-litre ADAM start at just over £11,000, so there's a saving of around £300 over the lesser-powered of the two 1.4-litre petrol models. Whichever engine you choose, the ADAM is offered with three trim levels, JAM (fashionable/colourful), GLAM (elegant/sophisticated) and SLAM (racy/sporty). The latest generation ESP system is standard on all models and it also includes a Hill Start Assist function. The wonderful star-effect roof and a heated steering wheel are options that differentiate the Vauxhall from the run of the mill city car contenders and these surprise and delight features are key in a market that's not always led fully by upfront pricing.

Cost of Ownership

Expect 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2 from a 1.2-litre ADAM, figures that improve to 56.5mpg and 118g/km if you specify the extra cost ecoFLEX package. As well as low rolling resistance tyres, this includes a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. All enough to make a difference of around 5% to your figures, stats you can hopefully replicate on a day-to-day basis thanks to an 'Eco Drive Assistant' - basically a section of the trip computer that monitors energy consumption and indicates when to shift up.

Intermittent front and rear wash/wipe, ESP plus, Bluetooth system, PAS, On board computer, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Auxiliary input socket, Body colour door handles, Adaptive brake lights...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)14.9
Engine Power - BHP70
Engine Power - KW51
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT85
Engine Torque - MKG11.7
Engine Torque - NM115
Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed103

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)125 (g/km)
HCN
ParticlesN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)53.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7
EC Urban (mpg)39.2

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