Waiting for the Vauxhall Cascada has been like waiting for the second coming. Why?
Because it is the first medium-sized convertible designed and built by Vauxhall for over
seventy years. Not even the open-top Cavaliers count as they were outsourced. As
such the 1978 version, although approved by GM, was developed and built by Magraw
Engineering in the UK, and the Mk2 was bolted together by Germany's Hammond &
Vauxhall Chairman and Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, said the car “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
The Vauxhall Cascada measures 4.7 metres which is longer than an Audi A5 Convertible.
It has a fabric roof too, that operates electrically at up to thirty miles per-hour. And that is
all we know. Vauxhall, you see, has not published the full specification or even a proper
photograph. We therefore only have pictures of the top part of the car. At least these
create a positive impression. They suggest the Cascada has smooth lines, leather seats,
chrome, and a small rear spoiler. Full details should emerge within the next seventy years.
By Stephen Turvil
Tue, 18 Sep 2012