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Vauxhall reveals new Cascada

Vauxhall has released pictures and details for its new Cascada convertible, a model that follows hot on the heels of the Ampera, Mokka and Adam.

On sale from Spring 2013, the Cascada is a four-seat convertible that gets a fabric roof and, although it may resemble an Astra from some angles and an Insignia from other, at nearly 4.7 metres, it's actually more of a match for the Audi A5 Convertible.

Petrol power for Cascada comes from a 1.4-litre turbcharged petrol engine with 140PS and an all-new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 170PS and 280Nm of torque, while the diesel option is a 2.0 CDTi (165PS) diesel engine, which can also be found in Insignia and Zafira Sports Tourer models. Vauxhall has said that more powerful diesel and petrol engines will be introduced at a later date.

Cascada's fabric roof lowers in 17 seconds and can be lowered or raised at speeds of up to 30mph, by pressing a button in the cabin or via the key fob. Cascada’s fabric roof can be specified in one of three colours, which can be coordinated with one of ten body colours.

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Inside, the cabin is said to mix well equipped functionality with 'handcrafted modules not found in any other Vauxhall'. The instrument panel is wrapped in a soft-touch material, while the new deeply-contoured seats are available in a range of embossed fabrics and leathers.

As with most convertibles, Cascada won't have a massive load area - there's a minimum load volume of 280 litres with the roof down, and up to 350 litres roof up, but it's enough room to cope with a large shopping spree. In addition, it will have a "FlexFold system", which electrically releases and folds down the 50:50 split rear seats, which frees up more room.

Prices will be announced closer to launch in March 2013.

Comments

Tomplar    on 18 October 2012

A gorgeous car,I predict a huge success.very desirable

Tomplar    on 18 October 2012

Monkfish is very tasty though

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