Adam is For Eve
With Williams Hunt responsible for representing the incredible German Opel brand, the team at Williams Hunt Midrand are as excited as I am about the potential of this unique and funky little vehicle. The Opel Adam is the smallest Opel around, and with its distinctive look is sure to be a hit for those seeking an efficient, compact urban runner.
Considered a supermini car, the Opel Adam is a small little guy with only two doors and a boot. Sure, it’s small, but it certainly is practical and affordable!
To me, the Adam’s pleasing, rounded shape is accentuated by wide-eyed innocence in the form of peeking headlights, a two-tone body with adorable rounded fog lamps in the front, and cheeky lights in the rear. It seems well set on the road, with good gravity and a variety of striking wheel designs that help it stand out on the road. Inside the Adam is a modern, well-equipped cabin that is not overly cluttered with buttons; it boasts a clear, nicely sized display screen.
So, when you are driving a really small vehicle, your expectations are markedly different than when you are checking out a sedan or an SUV. Often when I test drive the micro-cars or superminis, I feel either very unsafe and exposed, or really carefully enclosed with the car wrapped around me. The Adam pulls off the latter feeling really well. The front two seats are very comfortable too, and although the rear is very tight (and really only suitable for small kids), it’s a vehicle that serves its purpose brilliantly.
The Adam is available in one model at the moment, cutely named the Adam Jam. Whether it’s because it’s putting out a cool beat to jam to with its CD Player, USB port, and AUX input, or because it’s sweet as jam, with its adorable list of useful features (such as cruise control, electric front windows, heated exterior mirrors, air con, hill start assist, and power steering), the Adam is really jam-packed with features!
Equipped with a perky 1.0-litre engine, the Adam manages to make 85 kW of power and 170 Nm of torque, which is more impressive than what the base model Polo Vivo kicks out. Although it isn’t particularly fast, taking almost ten seconds to get to 100 km/h, it does have a turbocharged engine that makes city driving absolutely effortless, and quite fun. It’s nippy and agile and handles really well. For a small car, it also doesn’t feel so featherlight that a gust of wind can have it lifting off the road. It’s really well-balanced overall.
We love cars that stand out, and the Adam does that really well! For that, we score it at 7.5 crowns out of 10.
Where to Find It:
The amazing Adam can be seen at Williams Hunt Midrand: www.williamshunt.co.za
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