Opel is bringing a new convertible to the Paris Motor Show, the Cascada, which gets its name from the Spanish word meaning waterfall.
Opel is bringing a new convertible to the Paris Motor Show, the Cascada, which gets its name from the Spanish word meaning waterfall. The Cascada name also ends in the traditional letter “a” typical for Opel. According to Opel, the name conveys a rhythmic, dynamic and flowing elegance, beauty, freshness and pure pleasure for open-air driving.
Although the Cascada is based on the Astra, the new Opel Cascada’s body is more muscular and sculpted. Opel hopes to attract buyers with refined tastes and high expectations, specifially people who love to indulge in an open-air experience with the soft top down.
At 185 inches long, the new, four-seater Opel Cascada is a contender in the mid-size convertible segment. In that sense the Cascada is more closely linked to the prestigious and classic Opel convertibles of the fifties and sixties such as the “Kapitän” and “Rekord” variants, than to the compact convertible models of the past two decades.
Opel hasn’t released the specs for what will power the Cascada, but it is expected to go on sale in Europe in early 2013. It could also one day show up on our shores wearing a Buick badge, if we’re lucky…