The Opel Adam Rocks Concept – a beefed-up, convertible version of the Adam – grabbed our eye earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and now reports indicate that the open-top Opel could soon get the green light for production. According to Auto Motor und Sport, General Motors is expected to approve the Adam Cabrio, which would compete against trendy small convertibles like the Fiat 500C and Citroën DS3 Cabrio.

As seen on the concept version and its potential rivals, the Adam Cabrio would use a retractable soft top that is more like a massive glorified sunroof than a typical convertible, leaving the side rails in place. Of course, the big question for US buyers would be whether or not GM plans to bring this open-top Opel across the pond. Last we heard, GM CEO Dan Akerson had voiced his desire to bring both the Adam and the Opel Cascada convertible to Buick showrooms in the US, but we'll just have to wait and see.


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      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this car! Bring it to the USA as a Buick. This and the Encore can be the dangerous luxury mini car duo.
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the hard top isn't cheaper than the Spark (it isn't), don't bother bringing it to the US.
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Wasp
        Of course it isn't cheaper, because the Adam is a premium A-segment hatch like the Fiat 500. Opel's regular A-segment proposition is the Agila, which is the car you'd be considering to compete against a Spark. It's that premium niche which is giving GM the ideas to export it to North America as a Buick.
      dogbolter
      • 1 Year Ago
      And if it comes, please sell it as an Opel, not a Buick.That way you may attract the buyers who are under 70 years old. Buick still has that 'old fart' association.
        Jerry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dogbolter
        Should probably target people younger than 30. If they are any older, they will remember what piles of crap Opels were in the 80s.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know there is a lot of polarized talk about micro cars. Some think they are awesome, other think they are pointless, but if they could bring this and the Cascada as Buicks to the US, I think it would be great. With the Impala and SS headed up market, and Cadillac making really great 'entry level luxury' like the ATS, I'm left wondering why Buick is still around. If they had a premium micro car to go against the 500 and the Mini, plus a very pretty convertible (hopefully better made than the Sebring!!!!) I think it would bring a new customer and a new feel to the Buick line. I think the Buick brand itself needs these two cars more than just GM
        Nick Allain
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        Buick is premium FWD like Acura. Cadillac is premium RWD like BMW. The Adam wouldn't come here as a Buick - it just doesn't make sense for that brand image to have a cute car running around. If anything it would be a chevy or a whole new brand all together.
          mikeybyte1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nick Allain
          They have had success with the tiny Encore so it may actually be a smart move for them. Buick needs to position itself as a premium alternative to mainstream brands like Toyota and Chevy. Cadillac can chase BMW and Audi. Buick does not need RWD to be considered premium. Most buyers in the snow belt would shun RWD anyway, so they look to FWD and AWD. With unique products like the Adam and Cascada Buick can help carve a premium niche for themselves.
          Drakkon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nick Allain
          Hmm. I see your point, but I question how many Americans who do not check in daily on auto website know or car about the difference.
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nick Allain
          Drakkon is absolutely right - even people who aren't car enthusiasts normally associate luxury cars with rear-wheel drive, an many others wouldn't either know or care. GM needs to utterly differentiate th approach of Buick and that approach shouldn't converge with Cadillac in any way, shape or form if it is to succeed. It's the reason why many of GM's North American brands have become defunct in the first place.
          Gordon Chen
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Nick Allain
          Yeah I agree with aatbloke. Buick took a risk with the tiny Encore and appears to have paid off. The Adam would definitely fit in their lineup.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      I liked the looks of the Adam when I saw it on the Opel website. I'd take one over the clown car Spark. Buick would probably be the best brand for it. Chevy seems to want only to make four door sedans and trucks. Two Buicks are Opels anyway so why not make it three.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always thought the Adam was kind of cool looking. The tiny Encore seems to be doing well for Buick. Why not try a premium city car? And I would love the Cascada to come over as the new Riviera or Reatta.
      Tom Atkins
      • 9 Months Ago
      I hope they DO bring it stateside.
      48Chevy
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, will it be an actual convertible like the Beetle, or, this big, cloth Jeep Skyslider-ish treatment? I would love to have one with a fully retractable convertible top and a scaled down Buick grille.
      nbcftgohah
      • 1 Year Ago
      cute fiat 500c... uhm, no...sorry it was an opel. :)
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