Opel will bring an updated Adam to the Geneva Motor Show in March, sporting a new three-cylinder turbocharged engine and a new six-speed gearbox.
The 1.0 liter Ecotec three-cylinder engine will come in two different configurations, a 90 horsepower version and a 115 horsepower version. Both of the engines deliver the same maximum torque of 122 lb-ft from 1, 800 rpm, making it more torquey and more powerful than the larger 1.4 or 1.2 liter engines currently on offer in the Adam.
In the Adam, the three-cylinder motor is paired with a standard start/stop system helping it achieve 54.7 mpg U.S. and emit just 99 g/km of C02.
A new six-speed gearbox, which Opel says provides shorter, easier shifts, is sending power to the front wheels. The new unit is smaller and lighter, weighing just 81 lbs.
In addition to the all-new hardware, the Adam will debut new body and roof colors at Geneva. In total, seven new body colors and 4 new roof colors will be added to the palette, giving the Adam 18 exterior paint options and six roof colors.
Inside, the Adam will get five new seat fabrics, seven new cabin decors, four new interior colors, one new headliner and two new interior mirror colors.
The Opel Adam with the 1.0 liter Ecotec engine will go on sale late this spring, with production set to commence in the summer. There is no word on pricing, though official figures will most likely be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.