Geneva Live: Opel Adam 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine (Ford Ecoboost rival) & Opel Adam Rocks convertible

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014 - 3:53pm IST

A year after its launch, the Opel Adam hatchback has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show with GM’s 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine. The Adam will go on sale late in Q2 of 2014-15. Opel has also unveiled a rough-road version of the car named the Adam Rocks.

Opel Adam with 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine

The 1L ECOTEC engine is GM’s reply to Ford’s EcoBoost engine. The 1.0-liter 3-cylinder all-aluminium turbocharged petrol engine comes in two configurations, making 90 hp and 115 hp, both delivering 166 Nm of peak torque from 1,800 rpm. Mated to an all-new 6-speed gearbox, the 12-valve engine gets start/stop functionality as standard.

Opel Adam 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine compartment - Geneva Live

The new engine will join the 1.2-liter and two 1.4-liter engines currently doing duty on the Adam hatchback.

Opel Adam with 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine – Image Gallery

Opel Adam Rocks

What debuted as a concept at last year’s show has been launched this year, with GM unveiling the production-version of the Adam Rocks. The car will be put on sale from June.

Opel Adam ROCKS front three quarter - Geneva Live

The 3,740 mm long Adam Rocks features an electrically operated, retractable canvas roof as standard, and is the first three-door sub-4meter “pocket-crossover” says GM. The car will also get the new 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine.

Opel Adam ROCKS dashboard - Geneva Live

Parts of the chassis have been modified or re-tuned for the Adam Rocks – including dampers, springs, the rear suspension geometry, and the steering system. The car has also been raised by 15 mm. 17-inch wheels come as standard and 18-inch wheels are optional.

Opel Adam Rocks – Image Gallery

Opel Adam with 1.0-liter ECOTEC engine – Geneva – Press Release

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Opel Adam Rocks – Geneva – Press Release

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