The Opel Adam will officially be the first of an all-new generation of Opel vehicles destined for South Africa when it makes its regional debut in January 2015, the Russelsheim-based automaker announced today.
Opel says the Adam is its entry into the luxury mini segment in South Africa and is “set to shake up the market with a comprehensive offering of standard safety equipment,” usually reserved for more expensive vehicles. All models in the Adam range, the base model, Adam Jam and Adam Glam, will be sold in South Africa. There is no word on the availability of specialty models in the region, such as the Adam Rocks or Adam S.
In South Africa, base model Adams will come equipped with the automaker’s 99 horsepower, 95 lb-ft 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Jam and Glam models are fitted with the automaker’s all-new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which produces 112 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual.
Just as in Germany and other markets, part of the Adam’s appeal will be its available personalization options. Thirteen exterior paint colors will be available from launch, along with a black or white roof, an OPC Line bodykit, OPC Line wheels and more. An “OPC Line pack” for the Adam will also be available in the region, and will be offered on other South African Opels in the future, potentially on the 2015 Corsa.
An array of technologies will join the Adam in South Africa including a 7-inch color touch screen, IntelliLink infotainment with a new BringGo navigation app and Bluetooth, City Steering, hill start assist, advanced park assist, rain sensing wipers, and side blind zone alert.
Prices will range from R200,000 ($17,323 USD) up to R250 000 ($21,654).