2014 Vauxhall Cascada Convertible 0
The European market will naturally get the new Vauxhall Cascada in showrooms. The only difference is the Opel badge. Over in America the car has been compared to the Buick Verano. There is a slight gloom surrounding the car however, with some automotive journalists in America doubting the future of Vauxhall and Opel.
General Motors made a statement recently with the arrival of the new Cascada Model at the Geneva Motor Show. The Cascada looked like a car to be reckoned with when it entered the stage. Although it’s a lengthy car with certain luxurious values, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will compete with the likes of the Audi A5 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The trim levels available include “Edition” which is the entry level model and the “Innovation” which is of a higher level. Innovation provides luxurious features such as adaptive headlights and dual zone climate control.
The Cascada has a stunning look. It’s design fits perfectly into Vauxhall’s next generation design and appeal. The wheels stand out, looking stylish and sporty. Many would be proud to be seen driving around in a Cascada. In just 17 seconds the rooftop is able to be lifted up and down, even at speeds of up to 31 MPH.
Engines made available include a 4 cylinder 1.4 litre which is turbo charged. This comes with either 118 BHP or 138 BHP. The 1.6 litre turbo engine races to 168 BHP. Diesel engines will be 2.0 liters coming with variants able to power to 163 BHP and 192 BHP. A six speed automatic gearbox transmission is available only with the 168 BHP petrol engine and the 163 BHP diesel.
In terms of speed it’s clear to see that the Cascada is not necessarily built for petrol heads, but it’s a stylish and modest vehicle to own. That is perhaps the reason why the car is priced extremely competitively.
Will the Vauxhall Cascada be released in the United States? There are rumours that it may be sold under the Buick name badge. That would be quite fitting considering the Buick’s romance with convertible vehicles in the past. Many would love to see the vehicle arrive in the United States of America but that appears to be a long shot at the moment.