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.
 
Pricing

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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
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Source: Vauxhall