What Car? says...
Naming cars can be a tricky business, and the Vauxhall Adam might seem to have a more mysterious moniker than many. Throw a load of letters and numbers onto the bootlid and you risk an entirely forgettable identity; as if choosing an enticing name that hasn’t already been used wasn't already tough. Plus, even if you do find a good name, there’s every chance that it could mean something exceedingly rude when translated in one of your key markets.
Or, of course, you could just keep it simple – our case in point being the Adam. Although you might think Vauxhall just got lazy with a book of baby names, it’s actually named after Adam Opel, the founder of Vauxhall’s sister brand, Opel, both of which are now owned by the french PSA Group.
So, with that out of the way, what is an Adam? Based on the larger Vauxhall Corsa, it’s a fashion-conscious hatchback that goes toe to toe with the Fiat 500, DS 3 and Mini hatch. It comes in a three-door configuration only and there’s just one engine and gearbox set-up – perfect to keep purchasing options simple, although there are plenty of colour choices and a long list of customisation options.