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NEW VAUXHALL ADAM WITH MOTABILITY

1.2i Energised 3dr

This Vauxhall Adam 1.2i Energised 3dr Hatchback is available now at Pentagon on the Motability scheme and can be ordered in a wide range of colours. And because it´s from Motability your car insurance, breakdown cover, servicing costs and tyres are all included. Vehicles must be registered before 31st December 2017.

  • Petrol
  • 70
  • Manual
  • 53.3
  • 125
  • Insurance
Pentagon Vauxhall

This New Vauxhall Adam With Motability is available from
Burton-on-Trent, Derby, Lincoln, Manchester, Mansfield, Nottingham, Oldham, Rochdale and Sheffield

0800 085 7296

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  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Traction control
  • Airbags

+ Driver Convenience
  • 4 speakers
  • Air conditioning
  • Air recirculation control/activation light
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Bluetooth system
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Digital clock
  • Electronic odometer and trip odometer
  • Illuminated load area
  • IntelliLink infotainment system
  • Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
  • Low fuel level warning light
  • On board computer
  • Radio/CD + MP3
  • Rev counter
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
+ Exterior Features
  • 17" Hurricane alloy wheels in black gloss finish
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Body colour door handles
  • Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror
  • Front grille bar - Black jack
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Tyre inflation kit
+ Interior Features
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 rear cupholders in centre console
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Colour-keyed fleece velour carpets
  • Driver/front passenger assist handle
  • Driver/front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Facia, door panel inserts in exterior colour
  • Front body-lock seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front door pockets
  • Front seats - 'Easy Entry'
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Luggage cover
  • Morrocana cloth upholstery
  • Sports pedals
  • Twin sunvisors with document holders and drivers covered mirror
+ Safety
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Electronic Stability Programme plus
  • Hill start assist
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side airbags
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display
+ Security
  • Anti-drill door locks
  • Electric tailgate lock with touchpad
  • Folding key
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
+ Other
  • Roof colour pack (Black Jack) - Adam
The Motability Scheme At Pentagon

A Big Welcome To Every Motability Customer
At Pentagon we aim to make your visit to us as convenient and comfortable as possible. We make every effort to ensure you are well looked after and receive a service that you will feel happy to recommend to your friends and family.

A new car every three years
You get a new car every three years and we will contact you a few months before your expiry date to help you choose your next car.

Comprehensive insurance
Fully comprehensive insurance is included, and you can also nominate two drivers who can drive on your behalf. If you leave Motability you can even request a letter confirming your claims history to take to your new insurer.

Servicing and maintenance
Regular service and maintenance is included so you'll have no unexpected repair bills.

Breakdown assistance
RAC Motability Assistance is provided for recovery, either at the roadside or at home.

Car tax
A new tax disc will be sent directly to your home each year.

Replacement tyres
Worn or damaged tyres (by normal use) will be replaced free of charge.

Window and windscreen repair or replacement
Should anything happen to your windows or windscreen it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you.

60,000 mileage allowance
You can drive upto 60,000 miles over three years with all Motability cars.

+ Ten Second Review
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Ten Second Review

Vauxhall's ADAM is a fashionable little citycar that did much to pioneer the whole concept of almost endless buyer personalisation when it comes to models in this segment. If you'd rather than the Griffin brand did the job for you though, then this 'Energised' derivative might be up your street. You have to have it with the 1.2-litre petrol engine and it comes with a pleasingly bespoke feel for the money.
+ Background
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Background

The ADAM has proved to be a small but significant player in the compact car segment for Vauxhall and since it was first launched, the brand hasn't stopped continually trying to improve it. First, there was a pokier 1.0-litre direct injection turbo petrol engine. Then a 'Rocks Air' convertible bodystyle. Then an 'S' hot hatch model. And now this 'Energised' high value version.

The 'Energised' package is quite a simple one to get your head around. It involves taking the most affordable 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine, then matching it with a classier look, 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, part-leather seats and the Intellilink infotainment system for less than £2,000 more. Sounds promising.
+ Driving Experience
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Driving Experience

So what's it like behind the wheel? Slide into the seat and there's a very different feel from that provided by a Corsa - or any other conventional supermini come to that. The commanding driving position, the big chunky MINI-like wheel, the wide, low glass area. It all makes you eager to tackle the urban jungle, with the promise of secondary road sportiness beyond.

Not too much mind. In this 'Energised' derivative, you only get the feeblest 69bhp 1.2-litre non-turbo petrol engine, so performance is leisurely to say the least. 62mph from rest takes 14.9s and the engine does struggle a little with the task of pushing nearly 1.1-tonnes of ADAM up the road with any real zip. As with most models of this kind, while you'll be quite comfortable in attempting a motorway trip of a few hours, you will notice at and around the legal limit that refinement isn't quite as good as you first thought.
+ Design And Build
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Design and Build

At under 3.7m in length, this ADAM is actually shorter than many citycars and a full 300mm shorter than Vauxhall's Corsa supermini. But there's more to it than that. The tall height and the considerable width - it's actually wider than a Corsa - positions it visually as a bigger car than it actually is. A clever trick, which also pays dividends inside.

As in a Fiat 500, the high roof gives a spacious feel, something that here is further underlined by the greater width and glass area. But all the smoke and mirrors in the world can't create space where there isn't much and Vauxhall's claim that this design can 'comfortably seat four adults' requires for fulfilment the directive that those in the front should be very short-legged indeed.

And at the wheel? The dash is dominated by the 7-inch LCD colour Intellilink infotainment system, one of the first to be able to communicate with both Apple and Android devices and applications and operable either via the touchscreen itself or through steering wheel switchgear.

Out back, a prod on the rear Griffin badge reveals a 170-litre boot that lies size-wise somewhere between slightly smaller shape of a MINI and the slightly larger one of a Fiat 500.
+ Market And Model
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Market and Model

The 'Energised' package adds 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, a black roof and black exterior detailing. Plus you also get LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lights included. Inside, you'll find part-leather seats, sports pedals and the Intelliink infotainment system. The complete package costs an extra £1,845 on top of the normal car and the only extra is the optional OnStar system. Buyers get a choice of five colours but unfortunately, they can only have Vauxhall's older 1.2-litre petrol engine - you can't specify the more modern 1.0-litre direct injection unit.

The one thing that isn't optional on this ADAM - and shouldn't be - is safety. This model gets the expected twin front, side and curtain airbags and ABS brakes, plus the ESP stability control that some rivals charge extra for on their baseline models. Some of the fancier safety systems borrowed from larger cars that other rivals have started offering are missing though. Obvious rivals include Fiat's 500 and ritzier versions of Volkswagen's up!
+ Cost Of Ownership
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Cost of Ownership

Because this 'Energised' variant can't be had with Vauxhall's most economic 1.0 ECOTEC engine - or any sort of diesel option - the running cost returns on offer here can't be in any way exemplary. Still, a combined cycle figure of 53.3mpg and a CO2 return of 124g/km is hardly ruinous.

You can monitor your progress in frugality by keeping an eye on the 'Eco Drive Assistant' - basically a section of the trip computer that monitors energy consumption and indicates when to shift up. Residuals will probably be a touch behind, say, a MINI Hatch 3-door or a Fiat 500, but perhaps only until the market adjusts to the idea of as desirable fashion-led small Vauxhall.
+ Summary
New Vauxhall Adam With Motability - Summary

The tiny lifestyle city statement this car represents is a well familiar one of course, but this little Vauxhall carries it off with greater confidence in this 'Energised' guise. Of course, as with most cars of this kind, buyers must be prepared to forgo the greater space they'd have enjoyed in an ordinary run-of-the-mill supermini that would have cost much the same.

Still, the growth of this particular little market niche suggest that there are many buyers out there making those sorts of choices and in meeting their needs, this is very much the kind of more interesting fashion-led product Vauxhall simply has to make for long term profitability. If it strikes a chord with you, well why not?
Prices referred to in the review are MRRP

The information on this vehicle has been obtained in good faith from CAP data, and is based on the Manufacturer's standard specification. Any extras, such as upgraded wheels, may change this data. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the vehicle specification and the vehicle picture shown, some inaccuracies may occur. Please check with your dealer about any items which may affect your decision to buy this vehicle. Fuel costs per mile calculated using average petrol and diesel prices.

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