The new Vauxhall Cascada is a full-size convertible at just about 4.7 metres in length. Cascada is the first full-sized convertible engineered, designed, and produced entirely by Vauxhall since the 1930s. Vauxhall anticipates the Cascada to sell approximately ten per cent of C-segment volume per year. The main competitor for Cascada are Volkswagen Eos, Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, BMW 1-Series Convertible and the Audi A3 Cabriolet.
The Vauxhall Cascada price will be around $35810 and will arrive in showrooms April 2013. Only the first Cascada buyers will benefit from Lifetime Warranty, or up to 100,000 miles.
Designers from Vauxhall has created a car with classic lines, well-matched with a large cabin and high-end quality materials. Vauxhall Cascada has a deep stance and fine lines. Malcom Ward, Vauxhall's British Design Director said about the car: 'Thanks to its high quality, aerodynamically clean soft top with a perfect, seamless profile, the Cascada cuts a fine figure when it's closed.'
The Vauxhall Cascada's interior combines the well-equipped functionality with handcrafted components not found in any other Vauxhall (Nappa-leather trimmed seats, Easy Entry system, electric seat belt).
The Vauxhall Cascada will have a broad range of powerful and cost-efficient engines. First to line-up is a 1.4-litre (140PS) Turbo petrol, with a manual gearbox and a 2.0-litre (165PS) diesel engine with manual and automatic transmissions. But the best powertrain line-up is the brand-new 1.6 SIDI Turbo ECOTEC petrol engine. A superior 2.0 (195PS) Bi-Turbo diesel engine with manual transmission will also be acquirable (0-60mph in just 8.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 143mph ) .
The Vauxhall Cascada brings together innovative technology like: AFL+ (Adaptive Forward Lighting) with up to 11 automatic lighting functions; Front Camera System, including Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Alert; rear-view camera; heated steering wheel; Hill Start Assist; Side Blind Spot Alert. The Cascada comes in two trims, SE and Elite.