Official: Opel Adam confirmed image

It’s official – Opel, the German carmaker has revealed that its upcoming MINI rival, previously codenamed Junior, will be known as the Adam when will hit the market early next year.

According to some media reports, the vehicle will be built on a shortened version of the Corsa’s floorpan and will measure just 3.7 meters at its longest point.

It will be powered by a range of naturally aspirated engines between 1.0 and 1.4-liters in capacity, with either three or four-cylinder layouts. Later on, the German based automaker will also introduce a new 1.6 liter engine, in both petrol and diesel, but there is no word on its performance just yet.

Opel say the Adam will be a small urban car offering more personalisation than any car in its class, will come with only a three-door configuration and four seats and be almost exactly the same size as a MINI.

The Opel Adam will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.

The new Opel Adam will go on sale in 2013, with prices on the European market starting from about 10,000 euro, or about $13,000 at the current exchange rates.