Vauxhall Raise the roof with New Cascada

15-Jan-2013

Stunning to look at and equally rewarding to drive, Cascada is an outstanding full-size, four-seater model that will bring premium design cues and high levels of quality to the convertible market when it arrives here this Spring.

 

Dynamic and practical

First and foremost, Cascada is a pleasure to drive, using the same HiPer Strut front suspension seen in the sporty Insignia VXR.

 

Cascada is also eminently practical. Its meticulously engineered remote control fabric roof opens in just 17 seconds, at driving speeds of up to 30mph. With the roof up or down Cascada offers surprising levels of boot space, unlike many of its competitors. 10 exterior paint finishes and a choice of three roof colours give the car a colourful presence, too. In short: a convertible for all seasons.

 

And with low P11D values allied to competitive CO2 figures, new Cascada can save your drivers money on their company car tax bill, too.

 

 

High Spec

A high level of specification

Cascada offers drivers two distinct trim levels, SE and Elite, both generously equipped. SE models feature an outstanding specification that includes:

 

  •   Sports front seats
  •   18-inch alloy wheels
  •   CD player with DMB digital radio, 6 speakers, MP3 facility and Aux-in socket
  •   USB connection with iPod control
  •   Air conditioning
  •   Leather-covered steering wheel
  •   Cruise control with speed limiter
  •   Multi-function trip computer
  •   Electrically operated front and rear windows
  •   Rear parking distance sensors
  •   Electric Parking Brake and Hill Start Assist
  •   Security alarm system

 

Elite models add to this by introducing a number of extra features including:

 

  •   Leather trim
  •   Heated ergonomic sports front seats
  •   Heated, leather-covered steering wheel
  •   Dual-zone Electronic Climate Control (ECC)
  •   Rear mounted windbreak
  •   Front fog lights
  •   Electronic front seatbelt presenters

 

Cascada’s equipment levels compare more than favourably with competitor models, as the following table demonstrates:

Competitive prices

Another remarkable thing about Cascada is its highly competitive pricing. Full details are as follows:


Model
Engine

Price

(£)

VAT

(£)

Total

(£)

On-the-Road

RRP (£)

CO2

(g/km)

Cascada Elite
2.0CDTi 16v (195PS) Bi-Turbo Start/Stop*
23,504.17
4,700.83
28,205.00
29,080.00
139
Cascada SE
1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS) Start/Stop
19,254.17
3,850.83
23,105.00
23,995.00
148
Cascada SE
1.6i 16v SIDI Turbo (170PS) Automatic*
21,229.17
4,245.83
25,475.00
26,505.00
168
Cascada SE
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Start/Stop
20,516.67
4,103.33
24,620.00
25,495.00
138
Cascada SE
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Automatic
21,741.67
4,348.33
26,090.00
27,015.00
163
Cascada Elite
1.4i 16v VVT Turbo   (140PS) Start/Stop
21,004.17
4,200.83
25,205.00
26,095.00
148
Cascada Elite
1.6i 16v SIDI Turbo (170PS) Automatic*
22,979.17
4,595.83
27,575.00
28,605.00
168
Cascada Elite
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Start/Stop
22,266.67
4,453.33
26,720.00
27,595.00
138
Cascada Elite
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Automatic
23,491.67
4,698.33
28,190.00
29,115.00
163

* Anticipated availability summer 2012

Powerful and economical

A dynamic and stylish performer like Cascada demands an equally impressive set of engines, and the new car doesn’t disappoint. Initial choice comprises the powerful, yet economical 2.0 (165PS) diesel, alongside the 140PS 1.4 litre turbo petrol. Both units feature Vauxhall’s fuel-saving Start/Stop technology. The diesel is available with either manual or automatic transmission.

 

 

Shortly after launch the company will introduce a new 1.6 SIDI turbo petrol unit with automatic transmission, producing 170PS, plus the excellent 2.0 litre (195PS) Bi-Turbo diesel engine with manual gearbox and Start/Stop.

 

 

A notable feature of the Cascada engine line-up is its impressive fuel consumption and emission figures, as the following table illustrates:

 

 

Fuel Economy mpg (litres/100km)**

 

Wheel Size (inches)
Engine
Urban
Extra Urban
Combined
CO2 (g/km)
20
2.0CDTi 16v (195PS) BiTurbo Start/Stop
44.1 (6.4)
61.4 (4.6)
53.3 (5.3)
139
18/19
1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS) Start/Stop
36.2 (7.8)
52.3 (5.4)
44.8 (6.3)
148
20
1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS) Start/Stop
35.8 (7.9)
51.4 (5.5)
44.8 (6.3)
149
18/19
1.6i 16v SIDI Turbo (170PS) Automatic
30.4 (9.3)
47.9 (5.9)
39.2 (7.2)
168
20
1.6i 16v SIDI Turbo (170PS) Automatic
30.1 (9.4)
47.9 (5.9)
39.2 (7.2)
169
18/19
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Start/Stop
44.8 (6.3)
61.4 (4.6)
54.3 (5.2)
138
20
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Start/Stop
44.1 (6.4)
61.4 (4.6)
53.3 (5.3)
139
18/19
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Automatic
34.4 (8.2)
56.5 (5.0)
45.6 (6.2)
163
20
2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Automatic
34.4 (8.2)
56.5 (5.0)
45.6 (6.2)
164
18/19
2.0CDTi 16v (195PS) BiTurbo Start/Stop
44.8 (6.3)
61.4 (4.6)
54.3 (5.2)
138

** Provisional figures subject to confirmation

Important Benefit-in-Kind savings, too

Stylish, practical and affordable, Cascada ticks all the right boxes when it comes to looks, equipment and driver appeal. But the benefits don’t end there.

 

As the following table demonstrates, the Cascada SE 2.0CDTi 16v (165PS) Start/Stop can save drivers between £244 and £558 on their tax bill, compared to rival models from BMW and VW: