Apr 11, 2014
Rüsselsheim. 14.4.14 at 14:14 hours – simply the perfect date and time for a wedding! And one of the most wonderful days in anyone’s life calls for a beautiful car – preferably the Opel Cascada. The stylish convertible carries on the long tradition of open cars from Rüsselsheim – all of which have also cut a fine figure as a wedding car. The roll of honor includes the Laubfrosch introduced exactly 90 years ago, the Opel Olympia of the 1930s and the more recent, roll bar-free Astra TwinTop. Now Opel again offers a spacious four-seater with a high quality soft-top previously only offered by premium brands until the Cascada was launched last year. The premium soft-top’s sophisticated thermal and acoustic insulation ensures superb driving comfort all year round. With the top down, the Opel Cascada is a seductive whirlwind of a car, which then transforms into a whisper-quiet Gran Turismo when the top is closed. The chic soft-top can be opened in just 17 seconds at driving speeds up to 50 km/h, making the Cascada an all-season, all-year-round convertible – qualities all available from just 25,945 euros.
The Cascada’s elegant looks are complemented by the two new 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engines, featuring silky-smooth running refinement and a harmonious power delivery. The four-cylinder units, with 125 kw/170 hp or 147 kW/200 hp, provide turbo pulling power of up to 300 Nm from a low engine speed. Despite such strong performance, the 200 hp Cascada consumes just 6.7 l/100 km with 158 g/km CO2 emissions over the combined cycle. The open-air Cascada also offers something special for diesel fans: a 2-liter turbo diesel with 121 kW/165 hp and a 143 kW/195 hp 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI. Both require just 5.2 l/100 km and emit 138 g/km CO2 – outstanding frugality which easily earns them the German A energy efficiency label.
New body colors showcase the Cascada’s powerful, elegant appearance. Cascada customers can now choose a sophisticated pearlescent Emerald Green lacquer or the double-layer, metallic Magnetic Silver / Diamond Blue paint finishes. Opel is also expanding the color choice for the premium soft-top, which can now be ordered in light Khaki Grey / Sahara Beige, increasing the palette to four colors.
Opel’s new-generation IntelliLink system, with state-of-the-art infotainment technology including fast, user-friendly navigation and voice control, now arrives in the Cascada’s cockpit. Easy operation is guaranteed via a seven-inch, high-resolution color monitor which can also display images from an optional rear-view camera. The system features Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, while the top-of-the-line Navi 950 IntelliLink provides maps covering the whole of Europe, with updates downloadable via USB. The driver can also, for example, configure the system to read out incoming text messages. In addition to voice control, IntelliLink also supports and integrates the voice recognition functions of smartphones.
So, as the newlyweds head off for their honeymoon, relaxing in the open Cascada and bathed in sunlight, they can receive congratulations from around the world thanks to their convertible’s top-notch connectivity.