GM’s European brands Vauxhall and Opel have confirmed that a convertible based on their Adam super-mini and Adam Rocks Concept unveiled in Geneva last year, will go into production. Launching in 2014 it will go head to head with the popular Fiat 500C and Citroen DS3 Cabriolet with which it will share a similar style roof. The car should be available in both the standard city-car style as well as the more funky SUV-style Adam Rocks Convertible.
The Vauxhall Adam Rocks Convertible featured a wider track and greater ride height along with chunky body panels compared to the standard car. The retractable soft top roof rolls back above the rear window leaving the side rails in place, although unlike the 500C and DS3 the window will not fold down as well. No big problem as this usually leaves a gathered up roof where the window was, blocking your rear view.
As with the hatchback the convertible Adam will have a huge range of personalisation options resulting in some 30,000 possible trim, colour and body style combinations.
GM CEO Dan Akerson is said to be keen to bring both the Adam and the Opel Cascada convertible under the Buick brand to showrooms in the US but this has yet to be confirmed.