2017 Opel Cascada is a midsize convertible since 2013 designed and produced by the German automaker Opel The new 2017 Opel Cascada is also the called Opel Cabrio in Spain, Vauxhall Cascada in the UK, Holden Cascada in Australia and New Zealand, and the Buick market Cascada in the United States and China.
The Opel Cascada unveiled in late 2012 for a 2013 European launch. At launch offered Opel the Cascada with a two choices of 4 cylinder petrol, a 1.4L or 1.6L engine. This is offered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A 2.0L diesel was available at launch. Opel presented the body of the Cascada was 43% stiffer than that of the previous generation Astra TwinTop and work in tandem with the Hyper Strut suspension layout.
In January 2015, the Buick Cascada was introduced at North American International Auto Show in January 2015. It went on sale in January 2016 and is the brand’s first factory convertible since the 1991 Buick Reatta and first 2-door model since the Buick Riviera in 1999. The Cascada was available in two trims, the 1SV, and Premium. In addition, the Buick is only available with the 1.6L inline 4.
In April 2015, Holden Cascada went on sale and Holden’s latest convertible since the Astra TwinTop was discontinued in 2009. At launch, offered the Cascada with only the 1.6L petrol engine and a six-speed automatic. Two trim levels available that base and launch edition. The Home edition offered 20-inch alloys, Nappa leather sports seats, airy front seats, adaptive bi-xenon headlights and daytime running (LED) lights.
2017 Opel Cascada Interior
2017 Opel Cascada shares much of its interior design with the Opel Astra J which it is based. Specifications vary shared but standard equipment between brands between brands include electric park brake, sports seats, DAB radio, auto headlights and wipers, cruise control, electric folding roof and 7.0 “Interlink Infotainment system branded as MyLink for Holden.
Regional differences include Isofix points standard both Opel, Vauxhall, and Holden models, while Holden Cascada also top chain mounts. Excluding Holden, all Buick, Opel and Vauxhall (2016 en Elite trim) Cascada include GM’s OnStar System from 2016 as GM expanded the service in Europe.
2017 Opel Cascada Engines
2017 Opel Cascada has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with medium Spark ignition direct injection technology, which reduces fuel consumption. The relatively low power output in mass Cascada’s leave it reached a modest 0-60 mph time in 8-9 seconds. The only engine available in the Buick and Holden Cascada is 200 kW turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with Spark ignition direct injection technology and Variable Valve Timing.
The 2017 Opel Cascada, the engine develops 170 PS (125 kW) of power and 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) of torque between 1650-3200 rpm. Other engines are available in the US, includes two 1.4L Family 0 petrol with 120 PS (88 kW) and 140 PS (103 kW) both with 200 N.m (220 N.m with over boost) and 2.0 L CDTI diesel with 165 PS (121 kW) and 380 N·m (280 lb·ft).