In a few days European customers will be able to order their Opel Adam on the Rocks; however, before letting consumers have a go at the raised and slightly more rugged city car, Opel took it for one last spin around its Dudenhofen Test Center.
Unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Adam Rocks adds almost half-an-inch of ride height, a revised suspension and distinctive body cladding to its A Segment Adam hatchback. The car also introduces Opel’s new 1.0-liter SIDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
The Adam Rocks covered close to 40,000 kilometers (almost 25,000 miles) of testing at Dudenhofen, or the equivalent of 160,000 kilometers (almost 100,000 miles) of driving on “particularly demanding roads,” writes Opel in a press release. The company added that in 24 weeks time, the Adam Rocks went through the equivalent stress and strain of a lifetime of vehicle ownership.
What makes Dudenhofen such a stressful test facility? Well as Opel notes, the Adam Rocks was subjected to potholes, humps, cobbled pavement and more in order to ensure the little city car can withstand the test of ownership.
The Opel Adam Rocks will be priced slightly above the base model, at 15,990 euros (about $21,800).