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Aldred: Buick May Add Adam to Lineup

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Opel Adam

The Opel Adam may become the Buick Adam
Photo: © General Motors

With the launch of the 2016 Buick Cascada convertible, another European General Motors model makes the leap stateside. According to a report from Automotive News, the next overseas model being considered for a Buick tri-shield badge is none other than the incredibly fun Opel Adam.

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Duncan Aldred, GMC-Buick US VP, told Auto News that he wants to fast-track it into Buick’s lineup “sooner than later,” noting that he believes firmly that it would be a stunner in the States.

The only problem is that the current-gen Adam was not engineered for the United States, meaning that converting it to meet US standards could prove too costly. Aldred insinuated, however, that the next-gen Adam could very well be built with an eventual leap across the Atlantic in mind.

Following the current product cycle, the Opel Adam would be due for a new generation in 2018. This means there’s a good long while to wait before it makes its way here, but given the sudden appearance of the Avenir Concept, Buick may just be quietly fast-tracking this one with the intention of surprising us all once again at a future auto show.

Related: New Buick Avenir Concept Graces Detroit

News Source: Automotive News (subscription required)

After four years in The Marine Corp, Rod formed a career at Hatfield Buick GMC that has spanned more than 25 years. He is married to Lori, has one daughter, Staci, and two grandkids, Kimberlyn and Kaden. He’s an avid golfer and past president and active member of the Redlands Optimist Club.