Opel Rocks

Opel Rocks

Rocking up to the Geneva Motor Show is Opel's urban mini-crossover, the Adam Rocks.

The latest edition to Opel's Adam range was previewed as a concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and after receiving a rapturous reception, the production model is poised to make a show debut a year later.

Compared with other members of the Adam family, Rocks is taller, wider and tougher in appearance, while also offering a full-length, electric, folding canvas roof.

Adam Rocks' new crossover body style is supported by a chassis that is raised 15mm with a 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.

Parts of the chassis system have been modified or re-tuned, including dampers, springs, the rear suspension geometry and steering.

The higher, wider looks are matched by a choice of 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels.

These can be further personalised with new wheel clips in 'Wild' design and different colours that are unique to Rocks.

Protective, anthracite-coloured cladding is wrapped tightly around the Adam Rocks, giving it a tough, muscular look.

The front trapezoidal grille, with a chrome central brand bar, is embedded in the cladding, while contrasting, satin chrome 'boomerang' elements frame the front fog lamps/indicator housings and the reversing/fog lamps at the rear.

An integrated rear roof spoiler and LED daytime running lights also come as standard.

Silver skid plates front and rear and a bold chrome exhaust complete the exterior design.

New exterior paint colours will be introduced with Adam Rocks, starting with the vibrant yellow Goldbusters.

Rocks is the first model to feature Opel's all-new, 1.0-litre, Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo three-cylinder engine.

Opel says it raises the bar for three-cylinder engine refinement, with up to 115hp and 166nm.


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