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Opel Cascada – first official pictures and info

Opel Cascada was presented by the German car manufacturer trough a first official picture gallery and information. The new convertible from Opel will make its debut early next year in a production version.

Opel Cascada

Opel Cascada Convertible

Opel Cascada, the new convertible from the manufacturer in Russelsheim, was officially unveiled. The model debuts on the market early next year (2013) and comes with all the technological elements that the German manufacturer launched recently. We are talking about the HiPerStrut suspension, the FlexRide system and the new SIDI direct injection engines.

Opel Cascada photo gallery

Opel Cascada Convertible

Opel Cascada has a retractable fabric roof that can descend or ascend in just 17 seconds at the push of a button. The transformation can occur at speeds up to 50 km/h (30 mph), just like many other convertibles available on the market. The German cabriolet can be ordered with alloy wheels ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches.

In relation to its younger brother, Astra TwinTop, the new Cascada bodywork has an increased torsional rigidity by 43% and flexural strength increased by 10%. Compared with the same car, the wheelbase is 71 millimeters (2.8 in) higher, the front track width increased by 56 mm (2.2 in) and the rear track width increased by 70 mm (2.75 in).

Opel Cascada comes with premium features such as Nappa leather and seatbelt guidance device systems. This equipment extends the seatbelt from its normal position close to the front passenger’s shoulder with a telescopic arm, to provide more comfort when boarding the vehicle.

The equipment list includes items such as superior ergonomic chairs, AGR certified, with heating and ventilation, the AFL+ system (Adaptive Front Lighting), the second generation of the Opel Eye system to monitor the distance to the vehicle in front and warning of a possible frontal collision, a rearview camera for reversing and an advanced system parking assist. Opel Cascada also has a lateral blind spot monitoring system based on an ultrasonic alarm, a heated steering wheel, Lane Departure warning system and hill start assist.

Opel Cascada will be offered with a generous range of engines, including the new 1.6 SIDI of 200 hp. This unit will be offered in two power levels with Cascada, 170 hp and 200 hp. In comparison with the current 1.6 Turbo provided in the Astra and Insignia range, SIDI has a lower fuel consumption by 13%, although the power is higher. The basic version of Cascada will be driven by a 1.4 Turbo of 120 hp, also offered in a version with 140 hp. Opel Cascada will also be offered with a diesel engine, powered by the 2.0 CDTI of 165 hp, assisted either by a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.

Opel Cascada Video

Opel Cascada via Opel

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