Opel has joined the light crossover brigade this week, unveiling its new Adam Rocks concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Teased in sketches last month, the Rocks is based on Opel's brand-new Adam hatch, adding an assortment of rugged-style body bits to create a mini SUV look.
Opel isn't the first to attempt the light-hatch-cum-crossover leap, but if the Rocks makes its way to production, it should make a stylish alternative to the (slightly) larger Mokka.
Setting the Rocks apart from its Adam sibling, the concept picks up a set of black bolt-on flares and bumpers at both ends.
A roll-back fabric roof, large five-spoke sports wheels, LED fog lamps and a centre-mounted exhaust round out the styling tweaks.
The Rocks rides 15mm higher than the regular model, while those fat wheels and flared over-fenders gives the little faux-crossover an extra 20mm in width.
The Opel Adam And Australia
While Opel is likely to be considering a production version of the Rocks, it remains unclear if any models in the Adam range will ever come to Australia.
Opel claims the Adam's extensive list of optional styling elements means buyers can create virtually unlimited combinations, but it's this exact 'feature' - and the shipping delays it can cause - that could keep the Adam from Australia.
“You can personalise it to the -nth degree, and what it would mean for us is that the car is built in Germany, you have to give the order two months in advance and it’s a couple of months getting here," Opel Australia boss Bill Mott told TMR at the local launch of the new OPC sports range.
Whether Opel Australia will look to introduce a more limited Adam range, with only 'the best of the best' options to choose from, remains to be seen.
In the meantime, watch for news of a potential Mokka debut in Australia.
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