Opel Adam Rocks in


Having posted strong sales since its local launch earlier this year, Opel has added a fourth derivative to its Adam boutique hatch range in the form of the Adam Rocks.

Based on the range topping Adam Glam, and said to have been inspired by the increasingly popular sport of parkour jumping, the Rocks features a number of aesthetics changes to avoid confusion with lesser models.

Externally, the Rocks adopt a mini SUV setup with black plastic cladding around the bumpers, door sills and wheel arches replacing the regular Adam’s full on-body colour setup, while the otherwise optional 18-inch Twister alloy wheels are standard.

In addition, the Rocks are features a model exclusive sliding canvas roof and satin silver scuff plates to complete the transformation.

Inside, the changes are less radical with the Rocks sporting the same spec level as the Glam, as well as allowing buyers to customise certain fittings such as the dashboard trim and mirror cover. Creature comforts include climate control, Opel’s seven-inch Intellilink infotainment system with pre-loaded apps for BringGo navigation and TuneIn internet radio, electric windows, cruise control, Hill Start Assist, Blind Spot Assist and rain sense wipers.

Motivation continues to be provided by Opel’s 1.0-litre three cylinder turbocharged Ecotec engine that churns out 85 kW and 170 N.m of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels with fuel consumption rated at 5.0 L/100 km and emissions below the 120 g/km tax limit at 115 g/km.

A five year / 120 000 km warranty and three year / 60 000 km is included in the Rocks’ R273 400 asking price.