The new 2013 Opel Cascada Convertible based on Opel Astra will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Before you offer testing in March, prices tag start € 29,999. Success in halftone the previous Opel Astra TwinTop pushed people deeply Rüsselsheim review their copy. In addition to the abandonment of the surname, the new Opel Cabriolet drops the electrically retractable roof for a traditional fabric roof.
What definitely makes the line of the Opel Cascada more attractive than its predecessor. Visibly confident about the success of their new discoverable, marketing managers sell the Cascada at a rate relatively high, since it starts at € 29,900 for the 1.4 Turbo 140 c. Compare to 35,000 euros for a Peugeot 308 CC 1.6 VTi 120 horses and € 29,050 requested for a Mégane CC Renault 1.5 dCi 110 ch, now only available in Diesel.
Several Opel models will soon benefit from new engines of the German manufacturer. Among them, the new Cascada will be equipped with the 1.6 turbo block SIDI Ecotec for emissions down and power up to the threshold of 200 horses.
In May, Opel had submitted the first specimen of this new generation of engines. It was a four-cylinder petrol 1.6 supercharged direct injection and acronym Ecotec “SIDI” (Spark Ignition Direct Injection, engine ignition) and direct injection.
Awarded the Start/Stop system, this new block will shine with his sobriety. Compared to the current turbo 1.6, it must give rise to a decrease in consumption and the CO2 emissions by 13% according to Opel.
The firm at the Blitz has decided to name it under the hood of the Opel Cascada announces coach. Kind of Astra convertible, the new German model should be announced at the next Geneva Motor Show in March.
Opel also places emphasis on the richness of the provided standard equipment.
During the previous generation, in 2004, Opel had used the Coupe-cabriolet body, trend at the time. Named Astra Twin-Top, he never penetrated and was expensive to build. The manufacturer therefore returned back offering this Opel Cascada, a canvas convertible, derived from the Astra and the Insignia. Its poster 4.70 meters length is 20 cm more than the Renault Mégane CC and 25 cm more than the Peugeot 308 CC. The Opel plays in the higher category, that of the BMW 3 series or Audi A5. But without the aspect premium, making it much cheaper, and unique on the market.
What engines? Initially, Opel indicates that three engines to choose from in France, five in Germany against. In essence, the 140 horsepower 1.4-liter turbo will be available with 6-speed manual, headed by the 1.6-liter “SIDI Turbo” 170 horses box auto or manual, the 2.0-liter “CDTI” 165 HP representative diesel with the same choice. Subsequently, the fourth block, twin-turbo diesel 2.0 CDTI 195 hp, will join the range, but only with manual transmission. The 1.4-liter gasoline turbo 120 hp available in Germany, will not be offered. Too bad, because the price is lowered to € 25,945. Malus side, no engine escapes, € 100 on the 165 hp 2.0 CDTI diesel BVM6 &euro 1,500 on petrol 1.6 Turbo BVA6.
Design of Insigniastra convertible?
The aesthetics of the Opel Cascada will be the major asset, with a very elegant and slender look. If the Opel identity is undeniable, it remains too much and you would have liked to see anything other than a wave copy – certainly lean – back of the Insignia and the facies of the Astra GTC, the shield however re-adjusted. Inside, everything is taken from the Astra, apart from the insert grayed out on the passenger side. The convertible will catch up with a set of 10 colors in the catalog, as well as three top colors and two finishes Cosmo and Cosmo Pack.
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