Vauxhall Adam Rocks concept car

Vauxhall will unveil the Adam Rocks concept at Geneva 2013, a preview of convertible and crossover Mini rivals

Vauxhall will unveil the Adam Rocks concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show. These sketches give a good idea of how the more muscular Mini rival will look. Vauxhall has revealed little information on the Adam Rocks so far, but it looks set to preview both convertible and crossover versions of the supermini.

Most likely for imminent production is an open-top Adam, hinted at by the folding canvas roof of the Rocks. Just like its Fiat 500C and Citroen DS3 Cabriolet rivals, it’s not a full folding roof, more a retracting fabric panel.

The Rocks also previews a crossover-style Adam, with a 15mm taller ride height and 20mm wider stance, as well as the inevitable black bumpers and rugged wheel arch extensions. Vauxhall describes it as an ‘industry first urban mini-crossover’, though Fiat is set to launch a 500 with a similar ethos soon.

Whether we see both cabrio and crossover designs combined in a production car remains to be seen. Expect a clearer picture when the Vauxhall Adam Rocks makes its Geneva show debut in March.

Most Popular

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster
2021 Audi RS3 Sportback – front tracking
Audi RS3

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster

After months of tech insights, we now finally get to see the all-new Audi RS3 in its finished form
19 Jul 2021
Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110
Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110

Lotus's first all-new car for a quarter of a century comes AMG power and sub-£60,000 price tag
13 Jul 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 992 review
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
14 Jul 2021