General Motors' Opel division is preparing to launch a convertible version of the all-new Adam city car, a report indicates. Aimed squarely at the Fiat 500C and the Citroën DS3 Cabrio, the car is scheduled to go on sale across Europe in early 2014.
Far from an afterthought, the convertible Adam was designed at about the same time as the hatchback by Mark Adams, who now works as the design director for Cadillac and Buick. Inside sources told England's Auto Express that the pint-sized convertible will be equipped with a 500C-like cloth roof panel that will fully retract at the push of a button and fold away neatly above the trunk lid in order to minimize the loss of cargo space.
Roof aside, the convertible Adam will be almost identical to its hatchback counterpart inside and out.
The Adam convertible is expected to command a premium of about £2,500 (roughly $4,000) over its closed-roof counterpart, bumping its base price up to about £13,700, or $22,100 at this morning's conversion rate. Like the hatchback, almost every aesthetic part of the convertible will be customizable.
If the rumor turns out to be true, the Opel Adam convertible will make its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.