The dance seems to pick up again regarding rumors of the Opel Adam coming stateside as a Buick model. We think it should, and according to Opel Chairman professor-Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann in an Automotive News report during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, “nothing is decided. But it’s an example of some of the Opel-Vauxhall product being used elsewhere in the world.”
Here’s the rub: the Adam wouldn’t pass federalization here in America as it stands. And that’s been the story for a while now. As GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky re-iterated, the Adam “cannot be federalized” in its current form. However, who knows about the new turbocharged three-cylinder engine that’s bound for the microcar? Here’s to hoping. In the meantime, we’ll direct you to our Community Question asking if you think the Adam will fit as a Buick.