Adams Are All Over the Place at Opel’s Geneva Motor Show Booth [w/Videos]

Opel’s stand at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is dominated by the brand’s smallest model, the Adam. The city car has gained a new crossover-flavored model, the Adam Rocks, as well as a study called Adam S, which may preview a hot version of the model. Finally, the Adam lineup has received a series of updates for the 2014 model year.

The production version of the Opel Adam Rocks stayed true to the concept, retaining the raised ground clearance and more rugged looks, the latter due to the redesigned bumpers and beefy body-cladding. The Rocks sits 15mm higher than the regular Adam and has a wider stance, while rolling on newly designed 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels.

Another distinctive feature of the car is the full-length, electric folding canvas roof operated via a button inside. The city car also brings two new interior trims and new exterior colors, while also inaugurating Opel’s brand new 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged engine, available in two outputs, 90PS (89hp) and 115PS (113hp).

Moving on to the Opel Adam S, the hot hatch version of the city car is just a concept for the moment, but we’re expecting it to become a production model sooner rather than later. Powered by a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 148hp (150PS) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, the Adam S features a sport-tuned chassis, OPC performance brakes (16-inch discs at the front, 15-inch at the rear), a sharper steering rack, as well as weight-saving measures.

Styling-wise, the Adam S gets special 18-inch wheels, a unique rear wing and grille bar, as well as carbon-look mirror caps and a discreet front lip spoiler. On the inside there’s a leather pack including Recaro sports seats, steering wheel, gear lever and knob, as well as the handbrake. No acceleration figures were offered, but Opel said the Adam S hits a top speed of 220 km/h (138 mph).

As for the rest of the Opel Adam lineup, updates for 2014 include the 1.0-liter engine (90PS or 115PS), new body colors and roof colors and new interior appointments.

By Dan Mihalascu



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