Opel/Vauxhall released the first teaser shots of their new mid-size open-top car and announced its new name. What should have been the Astra Cabrio is officially named Cascada, which is Spanish for waterfall. this way Opel is giving this car its own unique identity. They’ve also moved it upmarket, by giving it a body that is longer than Audi A5 Convertible.
The Cascada is 4.7 metres long, it seats four, and features a full-size fabric roof that can be opened or closed electronically even when the car is on the move up to 30mph. The Cascada is the first mid-size convertible that it has built and designed in-house since before the last war.
Do not search for Opel Cascada at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, because Opel ADAM is taking the center stage at that event. The Cascada is scheduled to go sale in early 2013.
Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, was enthusiastic about the lift each model offered the company: “Cascada, along with ADAM and Mokka, will bring a fresh and exciting dimension to our product line-up for customers. This year is genuinely a new chapter in Vauxhall’s long history, and I’m pleased that we’re able to enter the mid-size convertible sector with Cascada, and continue to refresh people’s perception of our great brand.”