The new Vauxhall Cascada four-seater convertible goes on sale priced from £23,995 for the entry-level SE 1.4 (140PS) Start / Stop prices with rising to £29,115 for the top of the range model. It will enter UK showrooms in April of this year.
There will be two trim levels ‘SE’ and ‘Elite’ for the soft top convertible – ‘SE’ model get 18" alloy wheels, a sports chassis, LED tail lamps and aux-in/USB, all as standard. Where the ‘Elite’ model adds leather trim, heated front seats and steering wheel and front fog lamps.
The Cascada is available in solid, two-coat metallic or two-coat pearlescent paint, and a choice of three roof colours, depending on exterior colour. The vehicle’s fabric roof opens in 17 seconds at driving speeds of up to 30mph.
There is a choice of petrol and diesel engine, with the 1.4-litre (140PS) Turbo petrol being considered the entry-level engine; this is capable of 44.8 mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 148 g/km. There is a more powerful 1.6 SIDI Turbo ECOTEC petrol engine which produces 170PS which will propel the Cascada from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds with a top speed of 135 mph. This is mated to a six speed automatic gearbox with combine fuel figure of 39.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of 168 g/km.
On diesel front the entry-level engine is a 2.0-litre (165PS) diesel engine with manual and automatic transmissions, achieving up to 54.3mpg combined and 138g/km CO2. A higher performance 2.0 (195PS) Bi-Turbo diesel engine will also be available shortly after launch. The Bi-Turbo achieves a combined 138g/km and 54.3mpg, with a 0-60mph of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 143mph.
Currently the Vauxhall Cascada is being offered on Vauxhall’s Flexible Finance scheme, which allows customers to take advantage of zero per cent finance, with any deposit, over a term between 24 and 60 months. First owners will benefit from Lifetime Warranty, lasting the life of the car or up to 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.Published 16 January 2013