Dan Akerson wants the Opel Cascada in the U.S. image

The General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has recently announced that he wants the all-new Opel Cascada to be launched in the United States.

According to the company’s official, American executives are clamoring for the new convertible and Dan Akerson has been so impressed in the Cascada that he simply asked “Why don’t we bring it to the U.S.?” But even if Dan Akerson has officially announced its intention to launch the Opel Cascada in the United States, we don’t have an exact date for when this will happen or if it will even happen for real.

As a quick reminder, the new Opel Cascada is 4,697 mm long and 1,840 mm wide, riding on a combination of the Astra and the Insignia platforms. The Cascada is a four-seat convertible taking its name from the Spanish word for waterfall. The engine lineup found on the drop-top includes the 1.6 liter turbo petrol MGE with its 168 BHP and 280 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The company will also offer a 1.4 liter petrol with 138 BHP, along with a 2.0 liter diesel generating 163 BHP.

The canvas top of the new Cascada can be opened in 17 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph by pressing either the switch in the cabin or the button on the key fob. The Opel Cascada will arrive at the company’s dealerships across Europe in early 2013.

Source: Auto Week