The Vauxhall Adam is a breath of fresh air for the British car maker. It marks Vauxhall's entry into the stylish city car class, and is designed to rival models such as the Fiat 500, MINI and Citroen DS3. To that end, the Vauxhall Adam comes with a massive list of optional extras so that buyers can personalise their cars to their own tastes. However, Vauxhall is offering this service at competitive prices, with the range starting at around £13,000.
- Stylish design
- Good-quality finish
- Affordable and extensive options
- Inefficient engines
- Firm ride quality
- Poor practicality
The Vauxhall Adam is the British brand's entry into the stylish city-car class, taking on the Fiat 500, MINI and Citroen DS3. It looks unlike any other Vauxhall and also boasts a huge range of options, allowing owners to make their Adam unique. It's available in Jam, Glam, Slam and Grand Slam trim levels as well as special editions – all are well equipped. The all-petrol line-up includes 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4-litre engines, with power outputs from 69 to 148bhp and fuel consumption between 47.8mpg and 57.6mpg.
- Folding fabric roof
- Quiet 1.0-litre petrol engine
- Cheap to run and long warranty
- Pretty small boot
- Tight in the back for adults
- Not as much fun as a MINI convertible
The Vauxhall Adam has been to boot camp and the result is the Vauxhall Adam Rocks. A tougher version of the Adam, it features a raised ride height that makes mince meat of speed humps, as well as plastic body cladding that should see off shopping-trolley shunts. The only model currently available is the Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air, which has a folding fabric roof, allowing owners to bask in the summer sun. But just like the standard Adam, buyers can also choose from a huge range of options to customise their car. The launch of the Rocks also heralds the arrival of Vauxhall's new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine – our pick of the range.