Here are the first real-life pictures of the new Adam "ROCKS", Opel's Geneva Motor Show-bound concept that combines select crossover styling cues with a rollover cloth top similar to the one employed by Fiat on the 500 Cabrio and Citroen on the DS3 Cabrio.
The tougher looking Adam Rocks stands higher and wider on its wheels, featuring extended wheel arches and body cladding all around, along with metal-finish skid plates under the front and rear bumpers, as well as a central exhaust pipe.
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Vauxhall is set to wow the Geneva International Motor Show with its ADAM ROCKS concept, an urban mini-crossover that could open a new segment where no other manufacturer has been before.
Taller and wider, tougher and more compact in appearance while offering a drop-top roof, it showcases how ADAM's unique personalisation – the current production model has over a million different specification and trim combinations with unprecedented levels of individualisation – could be taken one step further.
“With even bolder design than any other ADAM, the ROCKS shows the vast potential for personalisation our stylish urban-chic newcomer offers after its market launch. It combines the toughness of a crossover with the coolness of open air driving,” said Malcolm Ward, Opel/Vauxhall Lead Design Director. “As a symbol for fashion-led, active drivers wanting to stand out from the crowd, ADAM ROCKS is just one possible answer to the question of how new development paths for this unique car could be forged – and others will follow.”
Parkour on four wheels
ADAM ROCKS' new crossover body style is supported by a chassis that is raised 15mm with a 40mm wider stance. Agile parkour athletes, who move from one place to another, negotiating urban obstacles in between, were the inspiration for this sporty crossover concept.
Its look is emphasised by ‘elbow and knee pads': protective cladding around the side sills, protection shields, as well as a centrally-located, VXR-style exhaust pipe. With a prominent grille structure and LED headlamps, ADAM ROCKS features boomerang shaped indicators with additional blinkers in the front side sills.
The concept sits on large 18-inch wheels in Twister design featuring visible Brembo disc brakes. These wheels, which are fitted with innovative exchangeable wheel clips, are already available as an option in the current ADAM range. But the ROCKS concept's clips get a new, bolder design and a selection of new colours making them stand out in contrast to the body's various grey tones. Neon-blue stripes highlight the tyre tread. This colour motif is echoed inside and around the roof.
Clear view of the sky
Making the ADAM ROCKS even more desirable is its fabric cabrio roof with blue piping along the side. The fabric extends across the entire width and length of the roof, right back to the C-pillars. The major benefit of this layout is that passengers can enjoy open-air driving fun without losing boot space. The electric roof folds back via remote control with minimal additional weight compared to a traditional cabrio, a major benefit for a car of this size.
A clever weather app, powered by the state-of-the-art IntelliLink infotainment system currently available across the ADAM range, detects when a weather front is imminent and automatically closes the ROCKS' fabric roof. Particularly useful if, on a typical British summer day, you leave your car's roof down in front of your house and a storm arrives.
Personalisation is key with the ADAM range and the ROCKS concept is no exception. Elegant brandy-coloured Nappa leather upholstery, as seen in Vauxhall's upcoming Cascada, gives the ADAM ROCKS cabin the premium feel of Vauxhall's new full-size convertible.
In typical flamboyant ADAM style, the neon-blue piping contrasts superbly with the warm, light-brown leather. The piping is also used on the leather steering wheel and the gear stick. Additional splashes of colour on the instrument panel, centre console and door panel moulding of the ROCKS Concept add a dashing touch.