Vauxhall Adam S will now be known as the ‘Grand Slam’

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2 Jan 2015
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Vauxhall ditches Adam S name and opts for Grand Slam for a new sports hatchback

Vauxhall has confirmed its new sporty version of the Vauxhall Adam will be called ‘Grand Slam’. The company unveiled the new range-topping version at the 2014 Geneva and Paris motor shows. At both shows, the car was referred to as ‘Adam S’ reflecting its sporty positioning.

But now Vauxhall has changed its name and that the car will now be called Adam Grand Slam confirming the car’s position at the top of the Adam range. Outside of the UK the car will continue to be referred to as Adam S.

It’ll be powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine pushing out 148bhp and 220Nm of torque, up 49bhp and 90Nm and helps the Adam Grand Slam see off 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds and hit a 124mph top speed. It’s not all about performance, though. Vauxhall has attempted to boost efficiency by fitting stop-start tech and cutting as much weight as possible and claims 44.1mpg and 149g/km of CO2.

This features USB and Bluetooth connectivity, plus audio streaming, seven speakers, Siri Eyes Free voice control for Apple devices and a seven-inch colour touchscreen. Tinted LED daytime running lights and tail-lamps are also fitted as standard, as is electronic climate control and Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system, which is fully compatible with the latest Android and Apple iOS smartphones.

There’s a choice of 10 paint schemes and four roof colour combinations, including a ‘Red ’n’ Roll’ design exclusive to the Adam Grand Slam. While Vauxhall hasn’t yet confirmed the price, the Adam Grand Slam will start from £15,350 when it hits the showrooms next April.