Opel car company has released new models convertible in early 2013 comes with four-seater convertible with a soft top, which Opel describes as a return an older tradition of prestigious and rare midsize, four-seat soft-top convertibles from the fifties and sixties, it’s called 2013 Opel Cascada. The new models looks almost all of the body panels on the Cascada are unique, however, and the vehicle stretches some 15.4 feet in length. That makes it longer than the Audi A5 Cabrio, as well as the regular Astra hatch. Heading to the top of Opel’s line-up, the Opel Cascada is a midsize convertible not only by its size (length: 4,697 mm; width 1,840 mm excl. mirrors) but also by its allure and the premium technologies and features it offers.
This Opel Cascada is the first of its kind in the famous car manufacturer lineup since the 1930s, and really digs deep into the roots of sports car manufacturer to competent performance matched with great driveability. The true test of this new convertible 2-door vehicle, is how well it stacks up against its fellow European brands. Opel claims that the new Cascada will also draw on the hearts of prospective customers, thanks to a lower than average entry price. The 2013 Opel Cascada will come with a range of engine options, starting with its entry-level 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This small 4-banger engine pumping 140 hp (138 hp) and 220 Nm (162 pound-feet) of torque. This kind of power from a small displacement engine is possible, thanks to the engine overboost function. The next step up in engines in the Cascada is the 2.0 CDTi engine. This 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel plant pumps out a decent 165 PS (162 horsepower) and 380 Nm (280 pound-feet) of torque. For now, the top-level engine in the Cascada lineup is the 1.6 SIDI Ecotec engine. This 1.6-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine pumps out a stout 170 PS (167 horsepower) between 1,650 and 3,200 rpm, and 280 Nm (206 pound-feet) of torque.
Thomas Sedran, Deputy Chairman of Adam Opel Management Board says “The midsize cabriolet segment is only occupied by very high-priced cars from premium manufacturers. With the Cascada, Opel offers all the typical features and premium qualities of a midsize convertible, but at an affordable price. The Cascada rounds off Opel’s product offensive: in 2012 and 2013, we’re enhancing our portfolio and entering all-new segments, with the electric Ampera, the small SUV Mokka, the fashionable, urban ADAM, and now this midsize convertible.”
The Opel Cascada combines an open-air driving experience with the best of Opel technology. This includes the AFL+ Adaptive Forward Lighting system with up to 11 automatic functions, the second generation Opel Eye front camera with its new, extended functionalities (enhanced Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Departure Warning, new Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Alert), a rear-view camera and an Advanced Park Assist that eases parking maneuvers, an ultra-sonic based Side Blind Spot Alert, ergonomic front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Hill Start Assist. The hood features a set of five ridges that give it a rather aggressive look from the front end. The ridges all start facing the center of the vehicle’s nose and shoot outward with the outermost ridges meeting the A-pillar, giving the hood a near flawless look.
Within the Cascada, Opel took the design to a whole new level. The soft-touch instrument panel with contrast stitching gives the Cascada a very elegant look and feel, and it seems to flow effortlessly between the two door panels, thanks to the careful processing. The front seats are deeply contoured, so you seem to fall into it when you sit down and wrap it firmly without being intrusive. You can wrap the seats in embossed fabrics or leather. For the discerning patrons, you can opt for an ergonomic Nappa leather seats – with heating and ventilation.