First Opel Adam Rocks Turbo Video Review Hints at Interesting but Expensive Model

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Opel might have been in a generally sorry state for the past few years, but the people working under the German flash logo have always known how to bounce back with interesting ideas. The Adam Rocks is one such idea, a concept that hasn't been seen in the automotive industry for decades.
The Rocks builds on the very successful Adam city car. This small 3-door has registered over 100,000 sales in about a year, and now they've come up with a way to turn it into a really small crossover, a bit like one of those Fiat Pandas, but much sexier.

This next video is the first large review we've been able to find, coming from German auto reporter Sarah Sauer. She sometimes does English reviews for Fast Lane Daily, but this time around, she travel to Latvian to do a German one. That's right, this was filmed at the official Opel launch even in Riga, the perfect setting for a car that belongs both in the city and the great outdoors.

Under the bonnet is a brand new 3-cylinder engine. The 1-liter SIDI Turbo unit delivers 115 ponies, 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque, fuel consumption of just 5.1 l/100km combined and a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 9.9 seconds. Add to that a cool new body design with exaggerated fenders and a canvas roof that rolls back like a convertible and you get a nice package.

Of course, there is a price to pay for all this technology. With this engine and gearbox, the Adam Rocks costs a whopping €18,790 in Germany. That's a lot to pay for a small car that costs as much as an SUV but has the practicality of a motorcycle (boot space of only 170 liters).

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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