Showing posts in the category of Opel Cascada

Could The Opel Cascada Be Called The Buick Velite In The U.S.?


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Potential buyers of an upcoming Buick convertible might want to hold off on trying to fit "Cascada" onto a personalized license plate.

Surprised? Buick-Badged Opel Cascada Reportedly Looks just Like the Original


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Reports of an upcoming Buick-badged Opel Cascada are certainly not new, but it appears that the car’s launch is only a year away.

Will Americans Get the Opel Cascada Next Year?


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Fans of the departed Chrysler 200 Convertible may have a savior in the form of Buick dealers, according to a report.

Buick-Badged Cascada, Envision and Redesigned LaCrosse to Arrive in the US as 2016 Models


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There has been quite a lot of talk about GM bringing the Opel Cascada Stateside under the Buick brand and it appears that it will finally happen in 2016. Buick will have a busy schedule next year in the US, when it will reportedly launch the Envision mid-size crossover, a new generation of the LaCrosse sedan and the Cascada convertible.

Opel Reportedly Registers Calibra and Cascada Names in the US


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While Opel may not be actively selling cars in the US, the name is still being used to register trademarks for future models, as they reportedly did back in the days of the Saturn Astra before it went on sale.

2014 Opel Cascada Available to Order with New 197HP Engine, Priced from €24,490 in Germany


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Opel has announced the availability of the new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline for the 2014 Cascada cabriolet, as well as new features like the latest generation IntelliLink system, new chassis and roof colors.

Opel Mokka and Cascada Convertible Tweaked by Steinmetz


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While not a household name in the global tuning industry, Steinmetz is known in Europe and especially in Germany, for its Opel tunes. The two most recent Opel models to fall into the fiddling hands of Steinmetz are the Mokka small crossover and the Cascada soft-top convertible.

Opel/Vauxhall Announce Debut of New 200 PS Cascada Turbo in Frankfurt


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Opel and Vauxhall’s 1.6-liter turbo engine, which makes 170 PS (167 hp), isn’t really the hottest unit around, no matter what the horsepower figure says – there are some (older) lower-powered engines that feel punchier, rev far quicker and don't sound stressed at over 3,500 rpm...

Thankfully, they have now announced the debut of a new 1.6-liter unit, also boosted by a turbocharger, but this time developing 200 PS (197 hp).

GM Boss Wants the Opel Cascada and Adam in the U.S. as Buicks


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Only days ago we reported that Dan Akerson, General Motors’ CEO, wants Opel/Vauxhall and Buick to be even more closely bound, even though they already share three models – Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, Opel Astra Sedan/Buick Verano and Opel Mokka/Buick Encore.

According to a new report from Automotive News, Akerson would like to bring more Opel/Vauxhall models to the U.S., with the Adam city car and the Cascada four-seat convertible being the most likely candidates.

Opel / Vauxhall Cascada Convertible Video Reviewed, Gets Thumbs Up for Its Price


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The world of cabriolets that can seat four passengers comfortably has a new member, the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada, a car which aims to be a lower-priced alternative to premium vehicles like the Audi A5 drop top. While the Opel is nowhere near as expensive as the premium cars in this category, according to this review by MotorTorque UK, buyers won’t feel short changed one bit.

Opel / Vauxhall Cascada Takes Off its Top for the Geneva Motor Show Audience


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The Cascada, which Opel/Vauxhall is very keen to point out is longer than an Audi A5 Cabriolet and around €9,200 (£8,000) cheaper, has just made its official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. The 4.7 meter-long soft-top convertible positions Opel in a market sector, which they have not occupied since the 1930s.

New Vauxhall Cascada Priced from £23,995, Nearly £8,000 Less than the Audi A5 Cabrio


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The new four-seat open top model from Vauxhall and its sister company Opel named the Cascada, will be priced from £23,995 OTR when it reaches UK showrooms this April.

Vauxhall says the soft-top convertible represents a superb value for money citing the price of its nearest competitor in the segment, the Audi A5 Cabriolet, which starts at £31,785 or nearly £8,000 more.

GM CEO Likes the Opel Cascada, Says 'Why don't we bring it to the US'. What Do You Think? [w/Poll]


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From the time GM linked its Opel and Buick brands, whenever the German company comes out with a new model, the question arises whether the Detroit automaker should bring it to North America.

Currently, of the six Buick vehicles sold in the States, three are based on Opel models: the Verano compact sedan (Astra Sedan), the Regal mid-size saloon (Insignia) and the Encore small crossover (Mokka).

This week, Opel and its British sibling Vauxhall lifted the wraps off a new model, the Cascada soft-top convertible born from Astra and Insignia underpinnings.

New Opel / Vauxhall Cascada is a Stylish Mid-Size Four-Seater Convertible


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Here comes the latest model from Opel and its British counterpart Vauxhall, the all-new Cascada, a mid-size convertible with ample seating for four that was officially revealed today ahead of a European market launch in March of 2013.

The Cascada is the brand's fourth new model this year following the Ampera, Mokka small crossover and Adam premium city car, and its first convertible after the demise of the smaller Astra Twin Top.

With the Cascada, Opel and Vauxhall are moving away from the compact segment and entering the mid-size sector. At 4,697mm long and 1,840mm wide, the Cascada is not only significantly bigger than the Astra Twin Top, but it's actually 71mm longer than the Audi A5 Cabrio and 85mm longer than the BMW 3-Series Convertible.

The car uses a platform derived from Astra and Insignia underpinnings sporting a 71mm longer wheelbase and front and rear tracks that are 56mm and 70mm wider respectively than the Astra Twin Top.

The company says that despite being significantly larger, the Cascada’s body is 43 per cent stiffer torsionally and 10 per cent more resistant to bending forces than its last open-topped car.

Opel and Vauxhall Preview New Cascada Convertible, Bigger Than an A5 Cabrio


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Not only did Opel and its sister company Vauxhall confirm the name of its four-seater convertible today, but GM's European subsidiaries also dropped two teaser images of the all-new Cascada.

The new nameplate is derived from the Spanish word meaning waterfall (hence the background on one of the cropped from the waist down photos), and it ends in the letter “a”, which is typical for Opel models.

At 4.70 meters long, the Cascada is a full-size four-seater convertible that's significantly longer than the current BMW 3-Series Convertible (4.61m) and the A5 Convertible (4.62m).