Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Opel Adam coming to the US after all???

As a tiny Buick?

At least that is what some GM execs are talking about, during the Frankfurt auto show.
They are at least "considering it".

The Adam is the smallest Opel model, and it competes with the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper in Europe.
It would start at about the same price as the 500.

But they are also saying that the car "cannot be federalized". Which is the oposite.

But also could mean they are considering the next generation, which is at least 4 years away.
Unless the work something out. Which Fiat did in order to sell the 500 in the US.

If it happens, it would be, by far, the smallest Buick ever made.

The Encore, which was thought by many to be too small to be a Buick, is selling very well.
So who knows, if they market it well, the Adam could be a nice alternative to other small cars here too.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

It would be something unique under the GM wing and used for only Buick. DO IT.


Anonymous said...


Bob said...

Buick--and GM--need to learn something called product planning and get serious about building brands for the 21st century. Something worth considering in the short-term, IMHO, would be a Buick sub-brand of sorts that specifically targets young, urban buyers with a RANGE of vehicles just like this (I'm talking about a real commitment--not just continually slapping dated waterfall grills and Buick badges on BARELY good enough products). Of course nothing like that's going to happen with the shortsighted, greedy, clueless dinosaurs running the place today... but it was nice to pretend for a couple minutes.

Anonymous said...

They will need to make the interior more "premium" if they do sell it here.

Anonymous said...

That car is wild, cat. Wildcat!

Anonymous said...

This does not deserve the Wildcat name.

Education Project said...

So long as it doesn't have the Buick grill, or those stupid portholes, I'm all in!!!!

Anonymous said...

How's THIS for a WILDcat: "The BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds and gets 94 mpg, making it as efficient as it is dynamic." (for sale cy 2014)

Who needs little micro hatchbacks like the Opel with BMW around!!???

Anonymous said...

The exterior is super cute. Inside is a fail. I like the idea of Buick having a sportier off-shoot geared toward the younger and hipper. Probably not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Give it to GMC along with the Granite. That's a brand in need of new product.

Anonymuse said...

Cute car. The center two air vents, hazard lights button, and radio make a great big happy face in the middle of the dash. Looking at that all the time would drive me nuts.