In Rüsselsheim region of Germany - Opel has confirmed that one of the top luxury 4-seats convertible model – the new Cascada is heading for its world debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March and is manufacture by Opel itself, the mid-size four seats convertible as a Cabriolet, has all the attractive and advanced technology to make it unique in its own segment. In the history of 70 years, Opel has engineered Cascada with new generation powertrain and best to its chassis structure for more safety in a compact convertible of length 4.7 meters. The Cascada is equipped with various features like its prolonged, open-air elegance and streamlined soft-top with an alluring price tag as compared to the other convertible of the same segment. The one of four-seats convertible type, will manufacture by Opel in its own facility center.
The Opel Kapitän and the Rekord from 1950-60 was really famous for its 4-seats open-air, soft-touch convertibles and the new Cascada will definitely coming-up with same passion in more refined language of beauty and technology. Famous for its convertibles in the last decades were reasonable priced compact Kadett and Astra variants– from the 1976 Kadett C Aero and 1987 E Cabrio up to 3 generations of Astra between 1993 and 2010. Although the larger convertibles were not manufactured by Opel but converted and sold as limited edition models by experts from the German coachbuilders such as Autenrieth or Karl Deutsch. In the recent activity, the Kadett E Cabrio and two Astra Cabrio generations were also produced externally by the Italian coachbuilder Carozzeria Bertone.
Photo Gallery of Opel Cascada 4-seats Cabriolet
Auto Press Release 2013
Opel Cascada – First of its kind
- First mid-size convertible engineered and built by Opel
- Opel exclusive mid-size convertibles popular in the 60s
Rüsselsheim. Heading to the top of Opel’s line-up, the Cascada is a mid-size convertible not only by size (length: 4.70 m) but also by its allure and the premium technologies and features it offers. With its elongated, elegant silhouette and streamlined soft-top, the Opel Cascada – due to debut in early March at the Geneva Motor Show – relates to the timeless tradition of classic convertibles. But it’s the first of its kind for Opel: this is the first time in 70 years that Opel has developed a mid-size convertible and will produce it in its own facilities.
The most popular convertibles from Opel in the last decades were affordable compact Kadett and Astra models – from the 1976 Kadett C Aero and 1987 E Cabrio up to three generations of Astra between 1993 and 2010.
With the ambitious Cascada, Opel actually relates in a new, refreshing way and with the best of modern technologies to an older and somewhat exclusive tradition of four-seat soft-top convertibles from the fifties and sixties like the Kapitän and the Rekord. However, most of these bigger convertibles were not built by Opel, but converted and sold in very limited quantities by specialized German coachbuilders such as Autenrieth or Karl Deutsch (see photo gallery). Outsourcing convertible production was a common practice at the time. More currently, the Kadett E Cabrio and two Astra Cabrio generations were also produced externally by the Italian coachbuilder Carozzeria Bertone.
A mid-size convertible, the new Opel Cascada is in territory otherwise exclusive to premium manufacturers. True to Opel values, it offers open-air elegance, standard premium chassis, safety and soft-top technologies as well as a new generation powertrain at a much more attractive price than any other mid-size convertible.
Auto Press Release Source : Opel