Meet the new Opel / Vauxhall Cascada image

Vauxhall has released the first images and details with the new Cascada model, which is actually a combination between the Astra and the Insignia.

After being spied a few times until now, the new Vauxhall / Opel Cascada is finally here and the German based automaker has just pulled the wraps off it. The Cascada is made on a combination of the Insignia and Astra platforms and it’s a new four-seat convertible which takes its name from the Spanish word for waterfall. The Cascada will be the most luxurious model in Vauxhall’s lineup once it will arrive at the company’s dealerships in 2013.

The Vauxhall Cascada is 4,697 mm long and 1,840 mm wide, set exactly between the Astra (4,466 mm long) and the Insignia (4,830 mm long) and with the same width as the Astra GTC. The canvas top of the Vauxhall 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 Cascada has a 320-liter trunk space with the roof down, which is actually 40 liters more than the new Vauxhall.

The engine lineup of the new Cascada will include the 1.6 liter turbo petrol MGE, with its 168 BHP and 280 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A 1.4 liter petrol with 138 BHP will also be offered, along with a 2.0 liter diesel with 163 BHP. Prices for the new Cascada haven’t been announced yet but the model is confirmed by an official within the company to cost less than the Audi A5 Cabrio (29,455 GBP).