The 4.70-meter long Opel Cascada is based on the Opel Astra, but will be positioned by finer materials and its four full-size seats as middle-class convertible.
Visually you can see the Cascada but of course the close relationship to the Astra, and also in the interior of the Cascada, despite higher-quality fabrics not deny the proximity of the compact Opel.
A classic fabric top will also underscore the exclusive touch of Cascada. Even when closed, the convertible looks very dynamic, and the ease which gives the fabric roof, fits perfectly to the contours of the vehicle.
According to Opel, the roof may also be perfectly insulated, so that the wind noise should be barely higher than in a coupe. In just 17 seconds to open the electric hood, and an opening and closing up to 50 km / h is possible. At market launch, there will be three different roof colors that can be combined with ten exterior colors.
Inside the car, the exclusive impression continues. Elegant fabric and leather upholstery in harmony with soft-touch surfaces. Provide for convenient traveling completely new seats, which are designed on request, in leather and feature a vent. The seats are awarded the AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) seal of approval and therefore suitable for long distances well.
Enough room also offer many bins in the doors have even 1.5 liter beverage bottles. The boot capacity is sized at 350 liters with the roof closed, also tidy, open the soft top still features 280 liters.
Enjoyable driving experience in addition to the new 1.6 turbo petrol engine with direct injection ensure that with its 170 horsepower allows (125 kW), an agile locomotion. As standard, the 1.6 SIDI turbocharged engine with a manual 6-speed gearbox, on request is also a 6-speed automatic transmission available.
Also a choice of manual or automatic 6-speed transmission offers the 2.0 CDTI diesel engine with an output of 165 hp has (121 kW). As a base engine of 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine comes with a power of 120 hp (88 kW) or 140 hp (103 kW) are used.
Of course there are also the elegant convertible FlexRide adaptive chassis control, which improves handling and again to adapt to the current driving style. On the topic of "security" to the Cascada offer, beside the standard rollover protection, ABS, ESP and six airbags are available on request and a rearview camera, parking assist, a lane assistant, a distance and collision warning, a blind spot warning system and also, the AFL + lighting system.
The new Opel Convertible will roll out the start of 2013 to the dealers and thus enjoy the first warm days in the new year already customers.