Vauxhall Adam Rocks concept is rugged interpretation of the firm's new city car
Matt Burt
6 February 2013

A crossover concept based on the Vauxhall Adam city car has been previewed in these official sketches, ahead of the car's world premiere at next month's Geneva motor show.

The Luton manufacturer describes the Vauxhall Adam Rocks as 'an urban mini-crossover'. Compared to the production version of the Adam city car, the concept's chassis has been raised by 15mm and it has been given a 20mm wider stance.

The sketches also suggest the Adam Rocks will feature hard-wearing body cladding on the wheel arches and bumpers, front and rear skid plates and a central exhaust.

The Adam Rocks also possesses a fabric retractable roof in a similar style to the Citroën DS3 Cabrio and Fiat 500C. Vauxhall/Opel sources recently confirmed to Autocar that a cabriolet version of the Adam is under development.

Vauxhall says the new concept's purpose is to highlight the myriad personalisation options available on the Adam.

“With even bolder design than any other Adam, the Rocks shows the vast potential for personalisation our stylish urban-chic newcomer offers. It combines the toughness of a crossover with the coolness of open-air driving,” said Malcolm Ward, lead design director for Vauxhall/Opel.

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6 February 2013

This is gettin silly.

6 February 2013

i like the optimism but dont count your chickens and all that  lets see how the first version does first.

6 February 2013

Certainly reflects the current trend for pseudo off roaders, so it could be the right move for Vauxhall to offer this sort of kit.

If they do, expect it to be closely followed by a Fiat 500 4x4 though.



It's all about the twisties........

6 February 2013

I think that we need to have a bit of a think about what we call crossovers these days. A Qashqai is a cross between a conventional family estate and a full blooded SUV and hence what I understand to be a crossover.

This is a supermini with chunky bumpers and a mere 1.5cm of additional height. Surely it is still a supermini with some styling accessories bolted on? Hardly shifts it into a different category does it? 

6 February 2013

Following on from the Vauxhall Adam's 'Jam', 'Slam' & 'Glam' trims (jeez), will the new Adam 'Rocks' have ' Ruff ', ' Tuff ' and ' Muff ' trims - the latter for young female drivers???

6 February 2013

I like the standard adam, but I fear this will be as cool as the original hatch with faek off road pretentions, the Rover Streetwise

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6 February 2013

I am sure following on from the Mokka, this will be called the Adam Mukky !

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6 February 2013

Well... this is about as silly, if perhaps not as quite as appalling. 

6 February 2013

...the return of the Rover Streetwise!

6 February 2013

SUV-ising everything that moves on four wheels seems to be getting a bit out of control now.


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