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Would you Adam and Eve the name of Vauxhall's new car?


Clarkson, Hammond and May regularly mock the Kia Cee'd for the oddly placed apostrophe in its name, but now Vauxhall is setting itself up for a Top Gear rubbishing with its new supermini.

The company's planned rival to the Mini is still in development and will go on sale next year. And drum role please: it will be called Adam. Yes, Adam, as in: "Adam, are you coming to the pub tonight?"

The humdrum name was released in a fictional comic strip of Vauxhall's "naming experts" grinning like self-congratulatory idiots. Frankly, the real ones should all be sacked.

It could be worse though, when VW was throwing names around for a limited edition of its new Up it toyed with the name Black Up. It's not too late for Vauxhall to change the name, though. What about Eve?