Opel is struggling to take off sales of its Adam. So to attack the references already installed, the brand has chosen to give it some spice and really unpublished attributes.
Always so colorful and customizable, the renamed Adam Rocks offers a raised base 15 mm and protections ” do you want, here is “at the bases, bumpers and wheel arches. The set does not lack nerve, causing the sympathy and completed a simple (but effective) sliding canvas roof. In 5 seconds and up to 140 km / h, you can almost ride with the wind.
A toy not so extra
But then, this crossover Adam, he makes us think a little about what type you’ve probably crossed, nice after all, and whatever the situation has the latest equipment.
The kind of guy who treats beginners naive of his stories at the counter, but once challenged turns left or bad at the limit, and manages to get by with a pirouette like, “I was not warmed up.” Ski resorts, track days on circuits, motorcycles concessions, as many places where the braggart has his habits.
Because under its little fighter, the city Opel does not fool anyone. Its capabilities out of bitumen are not superior to those of its more traditional competitors, and on the road it is not free of defects.
The most obvious being its lack of comfort. Indeed, its amortization slightly modified for the occasion resents his big 17-inch wheels. A certainly very aesthetic element but have the advantage rarely knows the behavior of a car and tends to degrade its agility and flexibility. This is the case on which the suspensions Adam Rocks collide easily, and as you say it does not go smoothly.
Luckily the short wheelbase of the car and the City according to his direction and hit him catch up allow to sneak around.
The 3-cylinder Opel confirms
Driving behavior so subdued, that gives us the opportunity to express some reservations as to its versatility and especially contrasts with the brilliance of its mechanics.
In fact, its 1.0 Ecotec turbo is probably the best 3-cylinder market due to good control of its vibrations and noise.
But not only. Both strong and punchy at low revs in the towers, this engine whose data sheet is not necessarily dream (999 cm3 for 115 hp and 170 Nm of torque) delivers an amazing pleasure.
Well, not so surprising that because we had already found very comfortable under the hood of the new Corsa and Adam also appears to succeed him. Greet also the clever staging of the manual six reports that do not favor excessive consumption. These were around 6.5 L / 100 km on average during our test.
Once’re not custom, end with a word about the welcome and the facilities offered by the Adam Rocks.Just like the exterior, the interior is colorful and customizable to envy. While the choice of atmospheres remains everyone’s business, we must welcome the inspiration of the brand and especially the careful presentation enjoyed this cabin. In that Adam is part of the references of the segment.
Another good point, the space offered to passengers before is comfortable even worthy of the biggest urban. Rear passengers can not be said because their space is limited. A book rather young children.Luggage is to also shake with only 170 L to them.
Finally beside standard equipment, making the figure of Adam Rocks upscale one has air conditioning, cruise control, on-board computer of daytime running lights and IntelliLink multimedia system with Bluetooth. Recall that the latter allows the use of downloaded applications on smartphones including the BringGo browser. Available around € 50, it is more economical than a traditional GPS regret that we still lack in the list of options.