When Opel unveiled the Adam Rocks concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, the feedback was pretty much universally positive for the more rugged version of the normal Adam city car.
As a reminder, the Rocks concept is wider (by 20mm on each side) and higher (by 15mm) than the “regular Adam, features plastic cladding usually associated with off-roading wrapping the car from front to back, a cloth convertible roof, unique front turn signals and integrated side market lights in the “blip”, and sits on 18-inch wheels that have a different clip that makes them more expressive than the “normal” Adam.
But the one detail that really caught our attention was the use of the neon blue element that is used to highlight certain parts of the car, including the wheels (as an accent), the roof (as piping for the soft top) and the otherwise brandy-colored interior — including stitching and piping on the seats, shifter boot, and steering wheel.
Overall, Opel envisions the Adam Rocks Concept for those with a more outdoorsy lifestyle, and for those who want to express themselves in the city, and beyond city limits. Although no official production plans have been announced as of this writing, it sounds like Opel already has a target market figured out for the Rocks concept.
In this video, Chief Exterior Designer Niels Loeb demonstrates the prominent features of the more brawny Adam:
The GM Authority Take
If anything, the world needs more cars like the Rocks Concept. What’s not to love about it?
On a side note, we wonder if the web app that Mr. Loeb mentions in the end of the video is at all similar to the OnStar RemoteLink application available to OnStar subscribers in North America. RemoteLink allows users to perform on their smartphone the functions that are otherwise available on the keyfob, including locking/unloking doors, activating the alarm (horn/lights), unlocking/popping the trunk, and even remotely starting the car. We envision that a feature to either open or close an automated convertible top would be a useful addition to the RemoteLink feature set.