Opel has been testing their new "Junior" model for quite some time and now the company has set out to the Nurburgring to put in a little extra track time before its debut. Next to the series of spy shots, we can also bring in another noteworthy detail: rumors state that the future "Junior" will actually be called the "Adam" and will be officially announced on May 8th, 2012.
The future Adam will be based on a shortened version of the new platform that will also underpin the next generation Corsa . The compact car will measure about 3.70 meters long - about 15 centimeters longer than the Volkswagen Up - one of its biggest competitors next to the Fiat 500 . Opel is developing a new family of engines for the Adam, engines that we will probably also see in the next generation Opel Corsa .
The new Opel Adam will go on sale in the spring of 2013, with prices on the European market starting from about 10,000 euro, or about $13,000 at the current exchange rates.