Vauxhall’s new full-size, four-seat convertible, the Cascada, will be priced from just £23,995 on-the-road – nearly £8,000 less than its main rival in the premium drop-top sector – when it arrives in showrooms this April.
It comes in two trims, with the entry level SE getting 18" alloy wheels, a sports chassis, LED tail lamps and aux-in/USB, all as standard. The up-level Elite includes leather trim, heated front seats and steering wheel and front fog lamps.
The Cascada will come with a broad range of powerful and efficient engines. Starting the line-up is a 1.4-litre (140PS) Turbo petrol, with a manual gearbox, achieving a combined 44.8mpg and 148g/km CO2, and a 2.0-litre (165PS) diesel engine with manual and automatic transmissions, achieving up to 54.3mpg combined and 138g/km CO2.
But the highlight of Cascada’s powertrain line-up is the all-new 1.6 SIDI Turbo ECOTEC petrol engine. The first production engine from Vauxhall’s MGE (Mid-Size Gasoline Engine) family, the unit offers major improvements in torque, linearity and overall efficiency. It produces a maximum 170PS from 1650-3200rpm and up to 280Nm of torque, giving a 0-60mph time of 9.2 seconds and top speed of 135mph. This engine will be available with a new, low-friction automatic six-speed gearbox that contributes towards combined fuel consumption of 39.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 168g/km.
A high-performance 2.0 (195PS) Bi-Turbo diesel engine with manual transmission will also be available shortly after launch.
Available in ten colours, Cascada can be ordered with 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 just 17 seconds at driving speeds of up to 30mph.
|Model||Engine||Price (£)||VAT (£)||Total (£)||OTR (£)||CO2|
|Cascada SE||1.4 (140PS) Start / Stop||19254.17||3850.83||23105.00||23995.00||148|
|Cascada SE||1.6 SIDI (170PS) Automatic||21229.17||4245.83||25475.00||26505.00||168|
|Cascada SE||2.0 (165PS) Start / Stop||20516.67||4103.33||24620.00||25495.00||138|
|Cascada SE||2.0 (165PS) Automatic||21741.67||4348.33||26090.00||27015.00||163|
|Cascada Elite||1.4 (140PS) Start / Stop||20854.17||4170.83||25025.00||26095.00||148|
|Cascada Elite||1.6 SIDI (170PS) Automatic||22979.17||4595.83||27575.00||28605.00||168|
|Cascada Elite||2.0 (165PS) Start / Stop||22266.67||4453.33||26720.00||27595.00||138|
|Cascada Elite||2.0 (165PS) Automatic||23491.67||4698.33||28190.00||29115.00||163|
|Cascada Elite||2.0 (195PS) Bi-Turbo Start / Stop||23504.17||4700.83||28205.00||29080.00||139|