The Adam will be the first Vauxhall model to gain the company’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that will also see service in the next Corsa. For the Adam, it comes with 113bhp and a brand new six-speed manual gearbox, as well as stop-start technology that Vauxhall says should help it achieve nearly 70mpg average economy and sub-100g/km carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of 13 new engines Vauxhall is introducing between new and 2016 and the 1.0-litre will also give rise to a new four-cylinder 1.6-litre motor for the refreshed Astra that is due in 2015.
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