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The Opel Cascada convertible may soon be imported into the U.S., sources told Edmunds at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. General Motors is working to link Opel and Buick so that similar vehicles may be sold in many countries while wearing different badges. The Cascada is a four-passenger, front-wheel-drive drop top that will mesh well with Buick’s cars.
GM has been preparing the entry of the Cascada to the US market since June. Back then, GM CEO Dan Akerson said that he believes the Cascada and the Opel Adam would be a good fit for the U.S. Opel seeks to export the Cascada in order to boost its business, which is presently recovering but received quite a beating during the recession.
Based on the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, the Cascada will most likely be available with some of the engines offered in the Regal. In addition, GM Opel sources suggest that Opel may once again be the supplier of Regal vehicles to the U.S. Opel had done so early in the model's life. Another model that would make an appealing import is Opel's Adam minicar.Read the entire article Opel Cascada may soon arrive in the United States
Opel will unveil a powerful version of its 1.6 SIDI turbo engine generation inside an Opel Cascada at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), which is set from September 12 to 22, 2013. The engine is second of the newly designed Opel four-cylinder engines that features gasoline direct injection (SIDI = Spark Ignition Direct Injection), marking the acme Opel’s 1.6-liter class.
This new engine could provide up to 147 kW (200 hp) of output, and up to 300 Newton meters of torque, allowing the Cascada to reach a maximum speed of 235 km/h. The first 1.6 SIDI turbo has the capability to provide up to 125 kW (170 hp), and has been offered since Cascada was launch in the spring. Both the 1.6 SIDI turbo engines are released for unlimited usage of regular and super gasoline fuel.
The newer 1.6 SIDI turbo does not only provides 11 percent more power, but also returns up to 300 Nm of torque with overboost, which is 70 Nm more than the comparable 1.6-liter turbo predecessor. The newer 1.6 SIDI turbo’s 125 hp is also considered top of its class.Read the entire article 2013 Frankfurt Preview: Opel Cascada gets a 200 hp 1.6-liter SIDI turbo engine
The Vauxhall Cascada, the carmaker’s new full-size convertible, will be rolled out to showrooms in April 2013 for a starting price of just £23,995 on-the-road -- around £8,000 less than its main competitor in the premium convertible sector, the Audi A5 Cabriolet. Vauxhall offers to match the A5 Cabriolet by making the Cascada more affordable while brandishing it with excellent levels of equipment, luxury and technology.
The Cascada is available in two trims. The entry level SE features 18" alloy wheels, a sports chassis, LED tail lamps and aux-in/USB, as standard.
The higher level Elite features leather trim, heated front seats and steering wheel and front fog lamps. The convertible is also available in several engine choices. A buyer could opt for the 1.4-litre (140PS) Turbo petrol engine paired with a manual gearbox that’s capable of returning 44.8mpg and emitting just 148grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled.Read the entire article Vauxhall Cascada will be out in April with starting price of £23,995 OTR
Opel/Vauxhall has released photos of its new midsize Cascada convertible. The two-door Cascada is set to be included in Opel’s European lineup as a replacement for the Astra TwinTop and is scheduled to be rolled out in early 2013. The soft-top may also be available in North America via the Buick brand.
According to Opel Chairman Thomas Sedran, the Cascada will complete the brand\'s product offensive that already includes the Mokka subcompact sports utility vehicle, Adam minicar and Ampera plug-in hybrid.
In a statement, Sedran remarked that the midsize cabriolet segment is currently filled with very high-priced vehicles from premium carmakers. He added that that through the Cascada, Opel is offering all the typical features and premium qualities of a midsize convertible at an affordable price.Read the entire article Opel Cascada promises to challenge premium brands
Opel/Vauxhall unveiled today the all new Cascada, the new all-season convertible that will be launched in early 2013. For those who don’t know, the Cascada is a midsize convertible measuring 4,697 mm in length and with a width of 1,840 mm excluding mirrors. Although it replaces the Astra TwinTop, the new Cascada comes with a retractable soft top and not with the modern hard top seen on the old Astra.
As a result, the Cascada gas a perfectly clean profile and comes with a subtle Opel blade on the lower body side mirrored in its upper part by a sharp crease that swings upward to the rear end, into the wraparound rear lights. The new soft top can be hidden in just 17 seconds and at driving speeds of up to 50 km/h.
The minimum load volume with the roof open is 280 liters, and up to 350 liters are available when the soft top is closed. The front end is not new as this is seen also on the Astra Hatchback, Sedan, GTC and Sports Tourer.Read the entire article This is the new Opel/Vauxhall Cascada
Opel/Vauxhall revealed today the first teaser photos with their new mid-size convertible. Dubbed Cascada, the new vehicle will NOT make its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month as the brand new Adam city car will take centre-stage. According to the official press release, the new Opel Cascada is 4.7 metres in length (more than 70mm longer than Audi’s A5 Convertible) and has a full-size fabric roof.
The roof can be opened or closed even when the car is moving at up to 30 mph or 48 km/h. Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, was enthusiastic about the lift each model offered the company: “Cascada, along with ADAM and Mokka, will bring a fresh and exciting dimension to our product line-up for customers. This year is genuinely a new chapter in Vauxhall’s long history, and I’m pleased that we’re able to enter the mid-size convertible sector with Cascada, and continue to refresh people’s perception of our great brand.”
The new Opel Cascada marks the brand’s re-entry into the mid-size convertible segment, where its latest engagement occurred four decades ago. The new Opel Cascada largely differs from Opel’s previous large convertible simply because it wasn’t an adaptation or a re-creation of existing models. Opel’s previous large cabrios were re-created from existing models that aren’t built directly by the carmaker. In particular, Opel’s previous large convertibles were built by specialist coachbuilders -- like Karl Deutsch or Autenrieth – and were sold only as limited edition models.Read the entire article Opel/Vauxhall tease the Cascada mid-size convertible
The new convertible from Opel/Vauxhall won’t be the Astra cabriolet. What Vauxhall will be producing is a new Astra-based convertible that will be built as a separate, standalone model similar to the Eos from Volkswagen. The launch for the new mid-sized Vauxhall/Opel convertible will take place in 2012. It will be seen next summer and it will go on sale in the UK later in the year.
There are not many details known about Vauxhall's new 2012 convertible but a design sketch was issued several months ago to give us an idea. For instance, a traditional canvas roof will be used by the new standalone cabrio instead of the Astra CC's folding hard top.
It also seems like the mass market has let go of its fascination for technically interesting models that have a bland appearance, says Car. In fact, numerous European car makers are doing away with the heavy folding hard tops and are converting their coupe-convertible successors into trad convertibles.Read the entire article The new convertible from Opel will be a standalone model, similar to the Vw Eos
It has been three years since Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, unveiled the LC Coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is also known as the Detroit Auto Show. Now at the same venue, Lexus is presenting to the global public an open -top study of the LC Coupe – the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.
As the luxury carmaker puts it, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept suggests future direction of its LC flagship. The premium carmaker calls the LC Convertible Concept as an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup. In terms of looks, the LC Convertible Concept is essentially the LC Coupe without a fixed roof. For three years, not a few have imagine how the LC Coupe would appear if it become a convertible. The LC Convertible Concept is the realization of this imagination in metal.
As Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept, quipped, the show car re-imagines the unmistakable design of the LC Coupe as a future convertible. He added that the LC Convertible Concept is a blend all the best aspects of the original LC Coupe, but with the dynamic design of a convertible.Read the entire article Lexus LC Convertible Concept unveiled at 2019 Detroit Auto Show
After revealing the coupe version of the 2019 BMW 8 Series, the German premium carmaker is introducing its convertible version. The 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is essentially the Coupe with its roof chopped off, with some modifications made to make way for its electrically folding soft top. BMW will unveil the new 8 Series Convertible to the global public at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.
In terms of appearance, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is almost identical to the 8 Series Coupe, aside from the fact that the latter’s hard top has been removed and replaced by an electrically folding soft top. This top can be fully deployed in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h). It takes the same amount of time and vehicle speed to remove the soft top down.
Once the soft is down, it is stowed underneath a rear deck which stitching is matched to the instrument panel and door panels. In addition, the cover for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible comes with subtle nacelles evoking the double-bubble roof design of the Coupe. To ensure that less wind enters the cabin when the soft top is down, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible comes fitted with standard wind deflector as located behind the front seats.Read the entire article New BMW 8 Series Convertible is set to arrive in the US in March 2019
By the start of the new decade, customers won't be able to buy a new Opel Adam. Opel Karl and Opel Cascada won't also be available. This is because Opel will stop selling the Adam and Karl city cars as well as the Cascada compact convertible starting 2020 as the carmaker shifts its focus and comply with future emissions regulations.
According to Opel, it will not replace the current iterations of the Adam, Karl and Cascada when they reach the end of their life cycles. However, the Adam, Karl and Cascada will still be sold until the end of 2019. That gives customers planning to acquire any of these to-be-ditched models more than a year to make their plans a reality. Opel said the decision was meant to help the carmaker comply with future carbon dioxide emissions guidelines and to help it shift its focus to high volume segments.
This decision to discontinue the Adam, Karl and Cascada forms part of greater scheme at Opel -- the PACE! Plan. This PACE! Plan is essentially a new product offensive meant to meet the needs of customers while ensuring compliance with the stiff carbon dioxide guidelines that will take effect in 2020.Read the entire article Opel will discontinue sales of Adam, Karl and Cascada by end of 2019
Perhaps, nothing can beat a convertible – or cars which roof are removable or deployable – is delivering the joy of open-top drive and ride. Its occupants get to experience of thrill of travelling while exposed to the elements.
Nonetheless, because the interior of a convertible is exposed to the sun and the elements, they are more prone to damage that the cabin of a fixed-roof vehicle, like a sedan, a coupe or an SUV. Of course, there are many things you can do to protect the interior of your convertible.
First, you need to properly maintain the top of your convertible. Maintaining the convertible top means you need to clean it up regularly to ensure that it is free from elements that may damage it over time.Read the entire article How to protect the interior of your convertible car from damage?
Every time you see a convertible on the road, perhaps you can’t help but be left in awe. After all, convertibles – cars with removable or retractable tops – have a charm of their own that are different from their fixed top counterparts. They offer the joy of open-air drive and ride. Hence, they attract more attention on the road than typical fixed roof cars.
Because of their inherent charm, you might have plans to buy a new convertible, also known as roadsters, spiders or open-tops. But before doing that, it might be wise to know the characteristics of a convertible. This way, you won’t be surprised if you find something not agreeable to your tastes and preferences.Read the entire article 5 basic things to know when buying a convertible
Of all automotive brands, the last automaker you could think to slap its badge on a convertible SUV, would probably be Skoda. But their new Sunroq is actually what that is - a droptop version of the compact Karoq, the latest concept to come from Mladá Boleslav. The concept actually began in October 2017 when a team of 23 students from Skoda’s own trade school got together to work on a one-off project.
Do not get us wrong though, because the automaker is not planning to chop off the compact crossover’s roof for a production version since the Sunroq will remain purely a concept car to demonstrate the skills of Skoda’s vocational school. These students are very talented and they took the roles of engineers and designers, but of course, actual professionals lent a helping hand during the development process of turning the Karoq into a convertible.
The Czech Republican crossover loses its model’s roof. However, they have kept the rear doors as well as the rear seats to maintain that high level of practicality you would expect from a Skoda. Of course, Skoda keeps it’s vehicle interesting, as you can see here, the automaker’s logo is projected onto the road by LEDs mounted underneath the concept’s front bumper. You can actually get those on the production Karoq where these are mounted underneath the front doors.Read the entire article Skoda Sunroq Concept is the convertible SUV we did not expect
The summer season makes everyone aspire for open-air driving. Those who like to combine the topless motoring of the BMW 2 Series Convertible with M2 performance should definitely check out the latest project of German automaker, Lightweight. They have in fact given this droptop the Hillary moniker and we’re assuming it’s because of the feminine touches it had received.
When it comes to performance, this project even beats the standard M2 as well as the Competition version. With additional tuning (which includes a titanium exhaust), the output of the 3.0 liter biturbo inline six engine gets a boost to 422 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque.
That’s a big improvement compared to the M2 Competition’s 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 406 pound feet (551 Newton metres) of torque. A seven speed dual clutch gearbox from an M4 GTS routes the power to the road. The M2 Convertible will also be getting the axles and differentials of the M2.Read the entire article German tuner Lightweight creates a one-off BMW M2 Convertible
Ford is introducing a new limited edition of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT – the California Special -- that boasts of aesthetics elements derived from the 1968 original version, modern performance and styling, as well as innovative technologies.
The very first Mustang California Special was born in 1968, with design cues inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT prototype. This came to be called the California Special. The original Mustang California Special was provided with distinguishing elements like a blacked-out grille and fog lamps, as well as a racing stripe running on sides through just ahead of the rear fender scoop.
In addition, the 1968 Mustang California Special was fitted with twist-lock hood fasteners, a Shelby-inspired spoiler and custom rear lamps. The spectacular looks of the Mustang California Special prompted Ford to put it to limited production. Soon enough, the California Special has become one of the much-sought-after special edition Mustang models.Read the entire article Ford Mustang GT gets California Special treatment for 2019 model year
Back in 1988, the Bavarians of BMW M decided to chop the roof off one of their cars to create a high performance M3 convertible. And now, the automakers feel the need to celebrate that moment. That being said, check out this new BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre, following other anniversary models like that of last year’s 7 Series, 2016’s M3, and 2014’s M5.
The special edition M4 Convertible comes equipped with the M Competition Package and some other M goodies. This includes an adaptive suspension with sport mode, a sport exhaust system, and an active differential. Under its hood is a biturbo inline-six 3.0 liter engine that has been tweaked to bring out 450 horsepower (331 kilowatts), thanks to the very same package.
The automaker did not mention anything with regards to the car’s speed and acceleration though. But the standard model can hit the 62 miles per hour sprint in 4.6 seconds before hitting its top speed of 155 miles per hour.Read the entire article BMW unveils the M4 Convertible (F83) Edition 30 Jahre
It wasn’t that long ago when we first saw Mercedes-Benz’ newest A-Class when it made its world debut. And already, X-Tomi Design has already reworked it as a convertible. Now, the rendered version only comes with two doors instead of four, while losing its roof - turning it into a trendy four-seat drop top.
Right now, we believe that Mercedes-Benz has no intentions of launching a convertible model on its compact, front wheel drive platform. But still, its lineup will offer an array of different things. This includes an A-Class that would offer customers a five door hatchback, while the A-Class Sedan looks similar, but only comes with four doors and a trunk.
Aside from those, Mercedes Benz offers the CLA-Class for customers who look for a four door model with more style. There is also the more utilitarian B-Class hatchback for the more adventurous people. And let us not forget the GLA-Class, which is a coupe inspired crossover, and the GLB-Class that is a boxier SUV.Read the entire article X-Tomi reimagines the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class as a convertible
Currently, there aren’t any Lexus convertibles out in the market, but it seems like it won’t be too long until we see one again. This is because Toyota’s premium brand is reportedly thinking of taking the LC’s roof off. These look pretty cool too for a more powerful variant of the coupe as well.
It also seems like the convertible is already a done deal. A source told Auto Express that there has already been a go signal for the production of this model. That being said, it is not scheduled to arrive dealerships until at least two years from now.
Yoshihiro Sawa, the Japanese automaker’s Senior Managing Officer, told Auto Express that their luxury market will definitely require a convertible, and that he hopes to have a convertible in their lineup very soon. So simply said, they have not confirmed the rumours yet.Read the entire article Lexus LC convertible is rumoured to arrive by 2020, LC F may follow
When the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 traveled around the world in camouflage before making its official debut in Dubai, we remember seeing convertible versions of it as well, and we anticipated that it would come. But one variant that we did not expect to see was a roofless version of the ZR1.
And Chevrolet surprised us with this at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, finished in the same bold day-glo orange paint as the hardtop model that we saw in Dubai. There is no doubt that the roofless model looks superb (probably even sexier than the coupe version); but apart from that, it is also the most powerful production convertible that wears a Bowtie badge.
Today, we have got a couple of details regarding the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, such as the price. Having said that, the convertible starts at $123,995, while the coupe costs $119,995. You might think that it is a little too expensive, especially compared to a Z06. But that is because this is the only Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible, at least a front engine ZR1 convertible.Read the entire article 2017 LA Auto Show: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible [Live Photos]
Just this month, Chevrolet unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe. Dubbed by Chevrolet as the fastest and most powerful production Corvette, the new 2019 ZR1 astonished the public with its 755 hp (563 kW) of output and 212 mph of top speed. While people are still reeling from the arrival of the new Corvette ZR1 super coupe, Chevrolet has opted not to wait too long to unveil its drop-top version.
Yes, Chevrolet is introducing the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible, with the official unveiling set to happen at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be sold along with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe starting next spring. It will the first ZR1 convertible since the original 1970 ZR1, taking nearly 50 years before the first drop-top was followed up by a modern version.
As the drop-top version of the coupe introduced at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, the Corvette ZR1 convertible has the same performance and technology offerings as its roofed twin. Thanks to the Corvette’s strong and stiff aluminum chassis, Chevrolet has to implement a few structural changes, which include the accommodations for its folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. Drivers could open or close the power top up to speeds of 30 mph. The folding top hardware accounted for most of the 60 lbs (27 kg) of curb weight difference between the coupe and convertible versions of the new Corvette ZR1 supercar.Read the entire article Chevrolet introduces convertible version of its 2019 Corvette ZR1 supercar
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