Opel has added a limited edition derivative, the ADAM Rocks to its South African line-up. Inspired by parkour sports, the ADAM Rocks is about self-expression with the resilience and agility of a mini-CUV (Cross Utility Vehicle) and the freedom of open air driving. The unique Opel ADAM Rocks with a tough, more masculine appearance, is a city sized, rural friendly all-rounder.
The ADAM Rocks expands on the ADAM’s persona, with added details such as a swing top canvas roof, increased ride height, chunky cladding around the wheel arches and along the sills, and front and rear skid plates. On one hand it’s a micro-crossover and on the other a free-spirited baby convertible.
The city chic meets country style is apparent on the inside too, with a high-end sound system, comprehensive infotainment system and the ability to customise the cabin to satisfy individual tastes.
The introduction of the ADAM Rocks increases the ADAM’s appeal, deliberately extending it into even more affluent territory. Aimed at trend oriented urban adventurers, the ADAM Rocks offers all the features and accessories of the range topping ADAM Glam with added features and design cues.
A little about the ADAM Rocks
The ADAM Rocks is powered by Opel’s three-cylinder one litre turbo Ecotec engine that allows you to make rapid lane changes, cruising from one province to another, or tackling a dusty track to your favourite hiking spot a simple pleasure. The same power plant as fitted to other ADAM and Corsa models, it is a proud example of Opel’s engine-building prowess. Lightweight it may be, but it outperforms many four-cylinder engines of larger capacity. The one litre turbo Ecotec engine is able to supply 85 kW and 170 Nm, consuming just 5.0 litres/100 km and emissions are a low 115 grams per km, meeting the highest (Euro 6) emission standards. A Start/Stop engine system ensures you don’t waste any of the amber liquid when waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. With a six-speed manual box drivers have the right gear for every condition and occasion from the super light 37 kilogram transmission.
Using the luscious ADAM Glam as a starting point, the Rocks is designed to cocoon its occupants with touchy-feely bits (witness the metal pedals with rubber studs, the thick-rimmed steering wheel and the gear knob designed to communicate perfectly with the palm of the driver’s left hand), you also get climate control, height adjustable driver’s seat, height and reach adjustable steering column, power windows, cruise control and a split/foldable rear seat for added practicality.
An essential piece of equipment is the high-resolution seven-inch touch screen of Opel’s Intellilink system which sync’s with the user’s phone enabling the driver to listen to music, enable the driver to make use of Apps loaded to their phone (both Android and iOS) and display relevant information on the screen. A number of Apps are pre-loaded, including BringGo navigation and TuneIn internet radio.
When it comes to traditional safety features, there is six airbags – the passenger facing one easily deactivated, plus ISOFIX child seat anchorage, dual seatbelt pretensioners, and of course stability control (ESP). The ADAM in fact boasts ESP Plus, the latest development on a technology which has proven accident-reducing ability. LED daytime running lights are fitted. The all-disc braking system is assisted by ABS and EBD.
- Advanced Park Assist
- Headlights which activate automatically as the ambient light reduces
- Hill start assist
- An auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Rain sensing wipers
- Side Blind Spot Alert
- Siri Eyes Free
As part of Opel’s complete care package ADAM Rocks comes with a standard five years or 120 000 kilometre warranty, roadside assistance, and 3 years or 60 000 kilometre service plan.