Vauxhall Adam review: IntelliLink infotainment system
If you feel like you can park the car perfectly well yourself without any help, an infotainment system will be a better optional extra. The IntelliLink system is a very affordable £275 and can do a number of things via a 7in touchscreen.
There is an auxiliary input for connecting most devices, plus a USB port. However, you can also use Bluetooth to link your iPhone or Android phone to the Adam. This not only means you can play music stored on your device but also make and receive calls. You can browse your phonebook on the large screen.
Those with an iPhone can press a button on the steering wheel and ask Siri to carry out various tasks like phone calls, play music, hear and compose text messages, dictate emails and hear new notifications.
As you might expect, there is satellite navigation but this is strangely not built-in. Instead you download the BringGo app, which costs just under £1 to your phone, download the maps any the system uses the Bluetooth connection to display the information. Once set-up it works reasonably well but it's far from the most polished sat nav software we've seen.
There are just two other supported apps which once again must be run from your phone. They are TuneIn Radio and Sticher.
One downside of choosing the IntelliLink system is that you won't have a traditional CD player. IntelliLink isn't the best in-car entertainment system we've seen but it's relatively inexpensive so a worthwhile upgrade.
Although the IntelliLink infotainment system isn't the best we've seen, it's inexpensive so a worthwhile upgrade. The price of the Advanced Park Assist is also lower we'd expect and it pretty cool if you think you'll make good use of it.