Vauxhall Adam Cabrio spied
New spy shots reveal that a production version of soft-top Adam is well on its way, with the same fabric roof as the Adam Rocks concept
Vauxhall is planning to expand its Adam city car range in 2014 - and these are the first spy shots of the soft-top cabriolet version - which could be revealed as early as the Geneva motor show in March.
Following hot on the heels of the 2014 Corsa we spotted earlier this week, the Adam Cabriolet features the same roll-back roof design that debuted on the Adam Rocks! concept that appeared at the Frankfurt show back in September. The black roof is hard to distinguish from the dark body panels, but the close-up shot reveals the separate ribs in the retracting fabric cover.
The fixed roof rails are the same as on the hard-top, and remain fixed in place even when the roof is open - with this arrangement chosen for both its simplicity and a smaller weight penalty. From the pictures, there doesn't appear to be any stowage area for the roof, so it is likely to just be stacked onto itself, just like the Fiat 500 C.
Vauxhall also plans to do a raised 'off-road' Adam which will also feature the rolling soft-top - in a similar vain as the Fiat Panda Trekking and Dacia Sandero Stepway, with a taller ride height, chunkier wheels and styling tweaks like protective body panels all separating it from the standard Adam.
Geneva will also mark the launch of the much-anticipated 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which should produce around 115bhp, and go on sale later in spring, but Auto Express understands that the crossover and drop-top Adam will go on sale later in the year, probably in the summer.