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2018 (18) Vauxhall Adam1.2i Rocks Air 3dr

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audible lights on warningCruise control + speed limiter
Digital clockDoor/boot open warning light
Electronic odometer and trip odometerExterior temperature gauge
Low fuel level warning lightOn board computer
PASRev counter
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Vauxhall OnStar emergency assistance 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Radio/CD + MP3Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAnthracite bumpers
Anthracite protective moulding for wheel archesBlack finish on B pillars
Body colour door handles with chrome trimChrome effect front door sill covers
Chrome effect window side mouldingsChrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome window surroundElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFull length electric canvas roof
Heated rear windscreenIntermittent front and rear wash/wipe
Laminated windscreenLED daytime running lights
Tinted glass including windscreen 

Interior Features

12v power outlet - front12V power socket in centre console
2 rear cupholders in centre console50/50 split folding rear seat
Adjustable dashboard illuminationAir recirculation control/activation light
Centre console with cupholdersColour-keyed fleece velour carpets
Compartment in gloveboxDelay courtesy light function
Driver/front passenger assist handleDriver/front seatbelt pretensioners
Driver/passenger reading lightsDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Facia, door panel inserts in Pearl whiteFront adjustable drinks holder
Front body-lock seatbelt pretensionersFront door pockets
Front seat back map pocketsFront seats - 'Easy Entry'
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable head restraints
Height adjustable passenger seatHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated gloveboxIlluminated load area
Interior courtesy light operated by all doorsISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
Leather steering wheelLuggage cover
Morrocana cloth upholsteryPollen filter
Rear outer 3 point seat beltsTwin sunvisors with document holders and drivers covered mirror
Welcome lighting 

Safety

ABSBrake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Emergency brake assistESP plus
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warningSide airbags
Side impact protection beamsTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display 

Security

Anti-drill door locksDeadlocks
Electric tailgate lock with touchpadFolding key
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Sports suspension 

Wheels

17" Swiss blade alloy wheels in silverTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)125Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1229Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73.4Cylinders - Stroke (mm)72.6
Engine CodeA12XELEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)39.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power70
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesRocks Air
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %72NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %81
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.9Engine Power - BHP70
Engine Power - KW51Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5600Engine Torque - LBS.FT85
Engine Torque - MKG11.7Engine Torque - NM115
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed103

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215 /45 R17
Tyre Size Rear215 /45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSWISS BLADEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1493Length3747
Wheelbase2311Width1721
Width (including mirrors)1966 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)38Gross Vehicle Weight1470
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)484Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)170
Max. Loading Weight369Max. Roof Load50
Minimum Kerbweight1101No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall ADAM Rocks Air

Odd name, interesting car. The Vauxhall ADAM is a city car with attitude. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Vauxhall ADAM Rocks Air is a car that doesn't take itself too seriously and is the perfect antidote to the usual boring superminis. With jacked-up body styling and a sliding soft top roof, this car is at its best with the turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine.

Background

It's genuinely hard to know where to start with this one, but we really ought to get the name out of the way first. The Vauxhall ADAM Rocks Air must go down as one of the strangest car names since the Japanese discovered Google Translate and stopped sending us Pantry Boy Supremes and Giga Light Dumps. But what is this thing? If you hadn't noticed, Vauxhall has tried to claim a share of the niche small car market occupied by the likes of the Fiat 500 or the Citroen DS3. The trouble is, the ADAM is somewhat hampered by a badge that smacks of Luton rather than Turin and sales have been slow. The ADAM Rocks Air is a soft-top version styled with offroad-style design cues. We're still trying to get our heads round that one too.

Driving Experience

The ADAM Rocks Air is available with a choice of three engines. The 70PS 1.2-litre engine and the 87PS 1.4-litre engine we've seen before and very serviceable units they are. Of more interest is the introduction of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder powerplant, good for 115PS thanks to its turbocharger. It's the first Vauxhall to get this engine, which is the mainstay of the fourth generation Corsa range. When plumbed into the open-topped ADAM, it's capable of getting to 62mph in under 10 seconds. Unlike most three-cylinder units, it's been designed to offer excellent refinement, with the characteristic warble of a three-pot only really audible when you mash the throttle. With 170Nm available at just 1,800rpm, it's a more relaxing engine than you'd imagine, albeit with a slightly elastic feel to the throttle response. The Rocks Air model adds another 15mm to the stock ADAM's ride height. This isn't going to equip you to tackle the Dakar Rally, as underneath it's still the same front-wheel drive chassis architecture, but Vauxhall has done a thorough job in retuning the springs, shocks and roll bars. Therefore this Rocks Air version still corners well and ride quality isn't bad either. In fact, you'd be hard pushed to feel much in the way of difference. Ease of use on urban roads is enhanced by a CITY mode, which increases the electronic power steering system's assistance at lower speeds.

Design and Build

Believe the press bumf and you might get excited that Vauxhall has created something genuinely good and original. Read between the lines a little and you might suspect that the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original aren't that good. Does the market need a soft-top faux-by-four? Didn't automotive evolution kill this genre off at least ten years ago, with most of us hoping it would never be resurrected? That said, Mark Adams' team has done a good job in the styling of this car. What sounds utterly ludicrous on paper works surprisingly well in the metal, with strong lines and a lovely chutzpah to its design. The allroad-style wheelarches work well with the 'floating' roof which is visually disconnected from the body. The electric folding canvas roof is operated via a button located in the front area of the headliner and folds back neatly on to the C-pillars in just seven seconds. The roof can be opened or closed while the car is moving at up to 85mph. The boot keeps the full opening of a hatchback and loading volume remains untouched. The entire roof module is acoustically tuned for noise insulation inside the cabin and the robust, three-layer fabric has a neoprene centre for weatherproofing and durability. The folding canvas roof is available in a choice of two exterior colours - Black or Sweet Coffee.

Market and Model

The ADAM Rocks Air ensures that it's not going to freeze you on cold winter mornings. It's the only vehicle in its class to offer the comfort of a heated steering wheel, driver and front passenger seats. Other interesting items of standard equipment include a Hill Start Assist which maintains the brake function for about two seconds after the driver has taken his/her foot off the brake pedal. This prevents ROCKS AIR from rolling back when starting on a slope or, when driving off from traffic lights or a parking spot on a hill. The standard infotainment equipment is a CD 3.0 BT system, with radio and a MP3/WMA compatible CD player featuring Bluetooth and USB connections, as well as a hands-free function. The tuner can be combined with DAB digital radio, offered as standard, for a broad choice of listening options. There is an Infinity sound system that's sure to be a popular upgrade for £300. This features eight speakers and a total of 315 watts with two tweeters, two front subwoofers, two rear wide band speakers, one mid-frequency range speaker and the sub-woofer box located in the trunk. An IntelliLink infotainment system is priced from £275, allowing seamless integration of Android as well as Apple iOS smartphone functionalities into the car. And yes, it does work with Siri.

Cost of Ownership

Go for the 1.2-litre petrol engine and you'll see economy figures of 53.3mpg with emissions of 125g/km. The 1.4-litre powerplant offers up another 17PS with very little efficiency penalty, netting 52.3mpg and 126g/km. The star of the show is the 1.0-litre turbo unit which gets the best economy at 55.4mpg, the lowest emissions at 119g/km and is comfortably the quickest and most refined to boot. A 38-litre fuel tank rather caps the range a little, but the ADAM was never designed to be a GT car.

Summary

As car enthusiasts, we tend to be drawn towards all that is authentic and worthy and have a healthy scepticism for anything that looks like marketing puff. On that basis, we ought to abhor the Vauxhall ADAM Rocks Air. Nobody needs a convertible that plays at being a 4x4 supermini. It appears to be the work of a rather desperate marketing department playing catch up. Despite these initial suspicions, the car emerges as something surprisingly likeable. Don't take it too seriously and it's a vehicle that has a lot going for it. It looks interesting, it's well equipped and that 1.0-litre engine is a belter. Perhaps at times we're guilty of overanalysing; taking things a little too seriously. The Vauxhall ADAM Rocks Air is the perfect antidote to this tendency. It's a car that wryly pokes fun of the typical car anorak. Life's serious enough as it is. If we all bought on rational grounds, we'd probably all be driving Golfs. Here's a car that celebrates a little irrationality. More power to it.

Performance
50%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£169
Deposit£169
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£10,998
Credit amount£10,829
Guaranteed future value£4907
Total amount payable£13,019
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Representative APR6.4%
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Video walkaround Vauxhall Adam 1.2i Rocks Air 3dr

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Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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