We're about to see a lot more Opel — kinda — in the U.S. and a lot less Opel in China. After years of unimpressive sales, GM is pulling Opel out of China. On the flip, GM will rebadge two more Opel products in the U.S. for Buicks — one of which is most likely the Adam we've been curious about.
So, I just left General Motors' powertrain headquarters, where almost every Detroit-area autojourno (key word: almost) is scrambling to write something about GM's new small engines. But I'm not as concerned with that. I'm wondering why GM mentioned the Opel Adam a bunch of times today.
I refuse to be ashamed of my love for the Opel Adam, and I'm still annoyed that it isn't sold in the U.S. I want one even more now that GM is unveiling a hotted-up version designed to battle the Fiat 500 Abarth. Meet the Opel Adam S!
I'm such a fan of GM's Fiat 500-fighting Opel Adam that I even devised a genius plan on how it could be sold in the U.S. Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to China first. As a Buick. The Buick Adam, they're calling it. The Buick Adam.
We've heard the cases for the Opel Adam in the U.S. One solution might be to make the Adam more rock-worthy for arduous American roads. The Adam ROCKS that's being shown next month at the Geneva Motor Show would do, but it's still not coming here.
GM's brand new Ecotec engine promises superior fuel economy and smoother running than any three-cylinder on the market today. It's just like the V8 wars of yesteryear, only much much smaller.
The next generation might, but in this round, it's all Fiat 500 for you America!
Remember how General Motors CEO Dan Akerson wants to tie Buick and Opel products together even more closely to maximize sales and profits for both brands? Now it looks like that could mean the Fiat 500-like Opel Adam could come to our shores as a Buick.