In October 2012, Opel has officially unveiled its new convertible based on the Astra J 2013, but received its own name Cascada, which means “waterfall”. Originally planned to show new products even at the motor show in Paris, but in the end the world debut at the Geneva avtosaolne spring 2013th. As previously reported, the German automaker has not decided to give a simple gig own name, to distance himself from the line of the Astra model. The new car has received large (overall length of 231 mm on Cascada exceeds the length of the three-door hatch Astra GTC), and its equipment is considerably richer. When designing the model the company sought to make the appearance of convertible equally solid and balanced with both elevated and with the roof down. The latter is made of a multilayer fabric and ascends/descends via actuators for 17 seconds, including on the move, if the vehicle speed is less than 50 km/h. Opel Cascade Trunk volume is 350 liters in 2013, but with the top down, its volume is reduced to 280 liters. But in the interior there are many niches for small things, and in the absence of the rear passenger backrest of the second row of seats can be lowered, freeing up more space for luggage.
As a powertrain for a gig at first offered several petrol engines and one diesel engine. The base is a 1.4-liter turbo available capacity of 120 and 140 hp. Both versions have a mode of Overboost, which peak torque temporarily can reach the mark of 220 Nm. Next in the line is located 2.0-liter CDTI diesel with 165 hp to return (380 Nm). In contrast to the base motor-only paired with six mechanics, it can be enjoyed also in combination with dedicated six automatic transmission. Finally, Opel Cascada offers a completely new four-cylinder 170-horsepower (280 Nm) petrol engine SIDI Turbo ECOTEC displacement of 1.6 liters, which will soon be offered for other models of the Opel range. Equipment Convertible includes upholstery leather Nappa, front seats with ventilation, a supply electric seat belts, adaptive head optics, LED taillights, a system of the Opel Eye second generation and many other security systems, including shoots rollover protection in the event of rollover risk. Buyers can choose one of three roof colors, which combined with ten options for paint finishes. Wheels are available with diameters from 17 to 20 inches. The basic equipment for the convertible is also remote control, with which you can control the position of the roof. On the European market, sales of the new Opel Cascada begin in the second quarter of 2013 at a price of 27,765 euros.

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