The production-specification Vauxhall Adam Rocks will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show next month. The rugged Adam variant will be the first Vauxhall to receive an all-new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine.

The Adam Rocks follows the concept of the same name, which was shown at the 2013 Geneva motor show. It features revised and retuned dampers, springs and rear suspension geometry; the car also sits 15mm higher than standard Adam models.

For the first time, a full-length electrically folding canvas roof is offered in the Adam range. The three-layer roof is constructed from neoprene sandwiched between canvas and folds onto the C-pillars in five seconds. Vauxhall says there is no impact on body stiffness and the Adam’s luggage capacity is retained.

Anthracite-coloured cladding lends a rugged appearance and extended wheelarches house a choice of 17 or 18in alloy wheels. It gains silver skid plates, a new exhaust trim a number of new paint colours and three roof colours.

Two interior trims, specific to the Adam Rocks are available. One is taken straight from the Rocks concept with peanut-coloured door panels, steering wheel and gear and handbrake gaitors. The other is dark brown with blue stitching.

Three engines will be offered in a total of five power outputs. The new 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecotec flagship engine is available in two outputs: and 113bhp. Both develop 122lb ft. The rest of the engine range comprises a 69bhp 1.2-litre unit and a 1.4 with outputs of 86 and 99bhp.

The Adam Rocks retains the option of Apple and Android-compatible smartphone connectivity. The Intelilink system, priced from £275, provides a 7in touchscreen through which a range of apps can be downloaded and operated.

Prices will be announced closer to the car’s launch this summer.

Thanks to: Autocar