Opel Cascada, the new convertible made by the Russelsheim manufacturer, was officially unveiled. The new Opel Cascada will be launched at the beginning of 2014 and will coms with all the technological elements presented lately by the German car manufacturer. We are talking about the HiPerStrut suspension, the FlexRide system and the new SIDI engines with direct injection. The Opel Cascada has a retractable fabric roof that can be activated in just 17 seconds at the push of a button. The transformation can occur at speeds up to 50 km / h, as in many other convertibles on the market.
The Cascada convertible will be available with alloy wheels ranging in size from 17 to 20 inches. In relation to the Astra TwinTop, the new Cascada enjoys a body with increased torsional rigidity by 43%, a flexural strength increased by 10%, while the wheelbase is 71 millimeters higher, the front track is increased by 56 mm and the rear track is increased by 70 mm.
The new convertible German model comes with premium features such as Nappa leather and electrical guiding devices for the seatbelt system. The list of features include items such as superior ergonomic chairs, certificated by AGR that have heating and ventilation. The technology chapter includes the Adaptive Front Lighting system, AFL +, the second generation of the Opel Eye system to monitor the distance to the vehicle in front and for warning of a frontal collision, a rearview camera and an advanced parking system. Opel introduces in the Cascada a blind spot lateral monitoring system with ultrasonic alarm. The heated steering wheel is also present, along with the lane departure warning system and the hill start assist.
Opel Cascada will be powered by a generous range of engines, including the new 1.6 SIDI with two power levels of 170 HP and 200 HP. Comparing to the current 1.6 Turbo engine found on Astra and Insignia the SIDI engine provides a consumption decreased by 13%, although the power is higher. The base version of Cascada will be powered by a 1.4 Turbo engine with 120 HP or 140 HP. Opel Cascada will have a diesel version, powered by a 165 HP 2.0 CDTI, accompanied either by a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.