Vauxhall teases new ‘Cascada’ convertible
First mid-size Vaux’ drop-top since the ‘30s is coming, shares name with Eurodance band
Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Contrary to your initial thoughts, no, we haven't had a cack-handed attempt at cropping the image above, that's really all we've been given about the new Vauxhall.
It is, says the company, the first mid-sized four-seat Vauxhall convertible since the 1930s - the OE-type 30-98 (image number 3, above). It is also around 70mm longer than an Audi A5 Convertible, with a full length of 4.7m.
And it's called the ‘Cascada'. The mulleted Europoppers amongst you will no doubt be familiar with that name.
Anyway, this new Vauxhall is the third new model being announced this year, following the ‘Adam' and the ‘Mokka'; a drop-top with a full-size fabric roof that gives the car "a classy and elegant profile". We'll make our minds up when we see the whole thing, but all we're being told thus far is that said roof can be deployed at speeds of up to 30mph.
As mentioned, it's a step up in size from the Astra TwinTop of old and marks Vauxhall's departure from the compact cabrio sector, targeting bigger stuff. It's not going to be displayed at the Paris Motor Show - that's the Adam's stomping ground - but will be ready for an early 2013 on-sale date. And ahead of Vauxhall's other new models - the Vauxhall ‘2 Unlimited', the Vauxhall ‘Eiffel 65' and the upcoming Vauxhall ‘Haddaway'*, tell us your thoughts on a medium-sized Vauxhall convertible, below.
*Probably untrue, but we live in hope