Vauxhall Semi-Reveals Cascada Convertible
(Wednesday 5 September 2012)
The latest model to have been announced by Vauxhall is the Cascada. Named after the Spanish word for "waterfall", it's 4.7 metres long, which makes it larger than an Astra but about four inches shorter than an Insignia. The roof is made of fabric and can be opened and closed at speeds of up to 30mph.
Although there have been several Vauxhall convertibles in the recent past, the Astra TwinTop being one example, the Cascada is the first of such size that Vauxhall has created in-house since before World War II. (Yes, there was a Cavalier Convertible in the 1980s, but the engineering for that one was done by an outside company.)
At the moment, Vauxhall is keeping quiet about the details of the Cascada - including what most of it looks like - and it won't be displayed at this month's Paris Show. What has been confirmed, however, is that it will go on sale early next year.