The compact segment for convertibles has lost yet another member, with Vauxhall pulling the plug on the Cascada.
The decision was taken a few months ago, but the carmaker continued taking orders for the model as there was a remaining stock, reports Autocar.
Poor sales are behind this action, as last year, Vauxhall sold only 220 units of the Cascada in the United Kingdom. The car didn’t do well in its first year of production either, as the company only shifted 850 examples.
Nevertheless, while Vauxhall isn’t offering the Cascada anymore, the 4-seater convertible can still be purchased in other markets as an Opel. In Germany, for example, it has a starting price of €33,650 ($39,405), or about €500 ($586) less than the Audi A3 Cabriolet, and €1,100 ($1,288) less than the base BMW 2-Series Cabrio.
Born back when Opel/Vauxhall was still part of General Motors, before moving under the PSA umbrella, the Cascada remains on sale in the United States, too. The Buick-badged car can be had from $33,065, where it is $7,685 more affordable than the BMW 2-Series Cabrio.
Vauxhall has no apparent plans of replacing the Cascada, thus following the same route as Ford and Renault, which killed the open-top versions of the Focus and Megane, respectively.
Instead, the company will focus on selling SUVs, and they currently have three of them in their offerings: the Mokka X, Crossland X and Grandland X. All of them are also being moved across Europe under the Opel brand, and they will be joined by a fourth model, a flagship SUV, which is coming by 2020.