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Vauxhall have revealed the full details of the new Cascada Convertible

posted on Oct 17 2012 by Sam Jones

Vauxhall have revealed the full details of the new Cascada Convertible

Vauxhall have unveiled its lower priced rival to the top range convertibles with the Cascada, its fourth brand new model in less than a year.

The new drop-top has a high quality fabric roof that offers better thermal and acoustic insulation. Controlled by either a button on the key fob or an interior switch, it can be opened and closed in 17 seconds and at speeds of up to 30mph.

Vauxhalls new turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine will also make its debut in the Cascadas initial four engine line-up, producing 170bhp and 207lb-ft of torque. Also making its debut is the new 192bhp 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel. The turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre CDTi diesel will complete the line-up at the cars launch.

The four-seat Cascada is larger than Vauxhalls last drop-top, the Astra Twin Top, and beats the Audi A5 cabriolet in terms of size. It will also offer a premium interior with better quality materials than the Insignia, which tops the current Vauxhall range. Despite this, the Cascada will be the cheapest full-size convertible available with its entry-level version tipped to cost just 25,000. Thats 4,455 less than the A5.

Vauxhall have big plans for the Cascada with it to become the flagship model of their growing range when it becomes available in March 2013.