Just hours after GM CEO Mary Barra told the world the maker expect to be profitable in Europe in 2016, Opel is showing off four vehicles that are expected to get it into the black, starting with the new Adam S.
The Adam S is Opel’s entry into the “hot hatch” segment. Sporting a 150 hp, 1.4-liter Turbo Ecotec engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the “S” does zero to 100 km (62.5 mph) in 8.5 seconds.
Not Corvette fast, but when combined a specially tuned chassis for nimble handling and plenty of low-end torque, getting through bustling city streets will be a breeze. Add in a race-inspired exterior and an infotainment system that is fully compatible with latest smartphones using both Android and Apple iOS, enabling Adam drivers to be fully connected with safe and easy-to-use technology, you get a package with a lot of appeal. (more…)