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Vauxhall Adam: Reliability with a twist of fun to boot

Vauxhall Adam: Reliability with a twist of fun to boot

In all walks of life, people like things that make a difference, that stand out from the crowd.

Life is too short to conform and be overly limited, which is perhaps one of the reasons why the team at Vauxhall are hoping that their recently released Adam model can break the mould.

It may not be the quickest on the market or the most nimble in and around the city but you certainly can’t say it isn’t fun. However, it’s not fun in the wacky and garish sense that some cars often are when designers try to prove a point.

It, like many other Vauxhalls that have preceded it, is practical yet keeps well away from the duller aspects of tradition. It reinvents what an urban runaround should be while maintaining a degree of sense all the while.

Vauxhall claims, in a statement released to mark the release of the Adam, that the car marks “a sea-change in the fashion-led A-sector” and they aren’t kidding either, with the vehicle not taking itself overly seriously.

It may well have a number of features that Vauxhall have relied on to make brilliant cars in the past but it also has plenty of chance for personalisation, one of the Adam’s key selling points.

After all, people buy Vauxhalls because they are good, reliable cars, but the modern motorists wants to enjoy driving and have fun while doing the school run, hence why the Adam has been given solid features but just a dash of enjoyment on top.

On the Adam, you will notice the crisp line around the door handle as well as the wing-shaped chrome grille bar and the blade shape in the lower doors – these are Vauxhall mainstays.

On top of this, it will be the first car in its class to have the option of LED daytime running lights, while, should drivers choose to, they can really make the car their own by taking advantage of the personalisation options.

The main one of these options is the chance to choose which trim package you require.

Vauxhall explains: “Available in three trims from launch – JAM (fashionable/colourful), GLAM (elegant/sophisticated) and SLAM (racy/sporty) – ADAM customers can effectively ‘build’ their own car.

“There are almost unlimited visual combinations, with a wide variety of exterior colours – including two different roof colours - interior colours, equipment and materials. Customers can even choose their headlining, including an LED-lit starlight roof trim.”

So, if you are after something a little bit different yet nonetheless reliable and trusty, then the Adam may be the one for you.

As Mark Adams, Vauxhall/Opel’s vice president of design, says, very few cars offer as much wiggle room when it comes standing out and making a statement on the road.

He explained: “No other car in this segment can be individualised as much as Adam because we are offering virtually unlimited exterior/interior colour, fabric and kit combination choices. It’s very unlikely that you’ll find two identical Adams out there.”ADNFCR-3205-ID-801570823-ADNFCR