General Motors is expected to offer a Buick version of the current Opel Adam for the North American automotive market.
After the Insignia and the Cascada, another Opel model is expected to arrive in the United States, once again as a Buick. We’re talking about the small city cruiser, the Adam, but don’t expect this anytime soon because the company is believed to offer it once the second generation will kick in. The announcement hasn’t been made official and it is part of a report published by Automotive News Europe which is telling us that GM is considering the launch of a Buick with numerous personalization options and the Adam is the vehicle of choice.
Delaying the Adam until the new generation will be introduced is happening because the city cruiser hasn’t been designed for the American standards so the upcoming version is expected to be significantly different. The new generation of the small car is expected to be unveiled in 2018 and once it will reach the over-seas market as a Buick it is believed to start from approximately 15,500 USD, for the base entry-level version. The current model has been in production since 2012 and it is being assembled in Germany. The Adam has a 3-door hatchback body style, a front-wheel drive and front-engine layout, coming in with three petrol units, the 1.0L, the 1.2L and the 1.4L, connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. The next-gen version should pack new units and an automatic transmission too in order to cope with the demand from the U.S.