Opel may extend Adam line – Cabriolet and five-doors possible image

Opel is open to expanding the Opel Adam line-up to encompass several different models should the initial three-door be a success, chairman Duncan Aldred said.

However, the automaker will approach the idea with caution – which in this current economic climate is the best thing to do, anyway.

The 145.6-inch four-seater Opel Adam is loosely based on the Corsa platform and it will be assembled in Eisenach, Germany.

The Adam will be offered with a choice of three ecoFLEX four-cylinder petrol engines: a 50kW 1.2-litre, plus two 1.4-litre engines with either 64kW or 73kW. All will be available with optional Start/Stop technology and will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Options include a seven-inch touch screen that can interface with Apple iPhone and Android smartphones, a self-parking system, a blind-spot warning system, and a heated steering wheel. All models get hill-start assist, and a “City” button that increases the electric power steering assist for low-speed maneuvering.

Comments from GM Europe boss Nick Reilly earlier this year suggested the Adam would carry a premium price for its segment, although new plans to turn the loss-making Opel around will see the brand steered away from its upmarket aspirations.

The Opel Adam will makes its official world premiere at the 2012 Paris motor show in September.