It’s a big day for the Opel plant in Gliwice, Poland. Today the very first Cascada, Opel’s mid-size class convertible, leaves the assembly line. The debut model is a seashell color and features a 1.6 turbo gasoline engine. The newcomer makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Since its groundbreaking in 1996, the Gliwice plant has been a pillar of GM manufacturing. The Cascada is already the sixth Opel model the team in Poland is building.

Many special guests came to celebrate the official start of production. “Today is a really special day, not only for the Gliwice plant, but also for Opel. The Cascada is the next building block in our product offensive. Following the ADAM and the Mokka, with the Cascada we are now also reaching customers in segments where we have not yet been present,” says Steve Girsky, Opel Supervisory Board Chairman, GM Vice Chairman and President GM Europe.

The Cascada is part of Opel’s multi-billion euro model offensive introducing 23 new vehicles and 13 new powertrains from 2012 through 2016. The elegant convertible makes its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show from March 7 – 17, 2013 and will be available at dealerships beginning in April.

Source: Opel