Vauxhall Kills Cascada In The UK And Ireland Amid Poor Sales

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.

Also Read: Review: Buick Cascada Works As a Convertible, Stumbles In Other Disciplines

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.

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  • Mark Hawthorne

    Vauxhall has pretensions of being a luxury brand when it is bought by the same people cross-shopping Kia and Hyundai so a luxury cabrio, priced similarly to BMW and Audi, with questionable dynamics and appalling resale value was never going to be a success. PSA needs to seriously review where they position Vauxhall and admit that it is competing with the asian imports, and British made Toyotas and Hondas. It seem almost impossible to believe that the brand will survive as a UK-only stand-alone. Imagine the loss selling 850 with all the costs to re-engineer this for RHD and Vauxhall badging. There is at least one product planning vacancy in Luton I’d imagine.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      It is the same story here in the US where it is badged as a Buick.

      It is an absolutely TERRIBLE value for the price it is at, and offers nothing in terms of driver engagement or material quality.

  • erly5

    It’s basically an overpriced previous generation Astra convertible, so no tears will be shed.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Interesting interiors. The rest is forgettable.

    • Dude

      Totally unrememberable!

  • kachuks

    Ship them off to a part of the world where they have sunnier weather.

  • Matthew Raworth

    Ahh Vauxhall, the ‘ready salted’ flavour of the car world. PSA really need to improve the brand, it’s plain at best. The interiors are like you’re sat in an office block that hasn’t been updated since 1991 and you sit in it and you immediately think ‘where did I go wrong?’ It’s outdated and seriously needs a revamp. I think PSA would do well to rival VW with Vauxhall/Opel. Play it safe but make them functional. Make all the important things ‘best in class’

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