At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Opel will bring the Adam Rocks Concept. The new Adam Rocks not only previews a convertible version of the Adam city car that will take on the Fiat 500C and the Citroen DS3 Cabrio, but also a crossover version of the small car that promises to take on cars such as the Cross Up! from Volkswagen.
The Adam Rocks Concept remains the best personification when it comes to superior German engineering. It has all the strengths of the Adam models in that while athletically small, remains to be an urban lifestyle car that has an exciting design.
The connectivity and personalization remains unrivalled as well. The body is held by a chassis that has been elevated by 15 mm and is wider by 40 mm. This sporty urban crossover concept was inspired by "Parkour" athletes who have given another perspective on city spaces.
The look of the crossover for example is based on the elbow pads and knee pads used by the athletes. However instead of actual pads, it has an OPC style exhaust tailpipe that has been placed on the center instead of the side. The side sills also have protective cladding further emphasizing the pads.
The Opel Adam Rocks shows that it means business with the use of LED headlamps in addition to the already pronounced grille structure. The turn indicators are covered in opaque glass and shaped like boomerangs. This look is further highlighted by having the turn indicators enclosed in fog lamps.
When the light is turned off, it shimmers. Adding in the blinkers located on the front side sills, the style of the Adam Rocks results in a personalized effect. The crossover uses large Twister design 18-inch wheels with the Brembo disc brakes being highly visible.
The wheels are further fitted with exchangeable wheel clips. While this is not new, what sets the Rocks Concept apart is that the clips have been designed and colored in a way that contrasts the grey tones of the body. The tire tread in turn has been highlighted with neon-blue stripes.
This color scheme is not limited to the wheel but is also seen on the roof and even the interior. The interior of the Adam Rocks is also structured in a way that it gives maximum benefit to the passengers. The layout of this crossover allows passengers to fully enjoy the fun that comes with open-air driving but not at the expense of reducing or even losing trunk space.
The reason for this is that when the electric roof is folded from the c-pillars’ front to the tailgate, it does not protrude giving easier access to the car’s trunk even when it is at full capacity. The electric roof is managed through remote control.
While these features mean that mean that the crossover incurs additional weight, it remains to be not that significant even when compared to the pure cabrio concept.
The 'networked' roof also has another fascinating feature which is the special weather app. The crossover uses the IntelliLink infotainment system and displays the app on the color driver-information-center.
What happens is when the weather changes, rain for example, the app will automatically start to close the roof. This is very useful especially if the car is left with the roof open on what appears to be a hot day but a storm suddenly arrives.