We here at GM Authority rather like the Opel Adam. It’s an inexpensive, lively little hatchback with as many options for customization as there are stars in the sky.
Now, as Automotive News reports, the next-generation Opel Adam could be imported to the US as a Buick model.
The problem with expediting that process is simply a matter of planning – or more rather, a lack thereof. Opel never intended the Adam to export to the United States, so reformatting the car for sale outside of Europe would be expensive. In the case of the Opel/Buick Cascada, which was also never intended for US sale, General Motors made the decision to swallow the costs.
Buick and GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred is determined to ensure that the next-generation Opel Adam is engineered from the get-go with the US in-mind. He remarked that the $15,500 Adam is “probably the most premium model in the Opel and Vauxhall range as far as content and materials. In terms of changing expectations of the brand, that would be another absolutely jaw-dropping moment for Buick.”
The next-generation Opel/Buick Adam could see a release as soon as 2018.