Vauxhall Cascada makes long-awaited public bow

The new Cascada, which is targeting premium convertible rivals like the Audi A5 Cabriolet, will start pricing from just £23,995. The car has been met with much interest as it is the first full-size convertible to be launched by the Vauxhall brand in over 70 years of its history.

A main feature of course is the Cascada’s soft-fabric folding roof which can open at speeds of up to 30mph in the space of 17 seconds.

There are two trim levels for the Vauxhall Cascada, the entry-level version is named SE and above that is the Elite specification. Customers interested in the Elite-spec Cascada will find its on-the-road increases to £26,095.

However this is still over £5,000 less than the starting price for an Audi A5 Cabriolet.

Standard equipment found on the basic SE trim includes 18″ alloy wheels, LED rear lights and USB connectivity.

The Elite models add more luxury equipment including leather interior trim, heated front seats and front fog lamps to give passengers an extra feel of premium quality when driving this convertible.

Other luxury equipment which will be offered optionally for the Vauxhall Cascada includes a rear-view camera, a heated steering wheel and a Traffic Sign Recognition camera at the front.

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The Vauxhall Cascada should offer an exciting drive behind the wheel as it features a sports chassis and suspension package taken from the Insignia VXR, a performance-focused saloon. The Cascada also features a system to control damping, steering as well as to reduce torque steer to improve cornering and control on the road.

The engine selection for the Vauxhall Cascada features a broad range of powerful engines such as a 1.4-litre 138bhp unit and a 1.6-litre Turbo 168bhp amongst the petrol engine line-up.

The 2.0-litre diesel option for the Cascada is offered in 163bhp or in 193bhp Bi-Turbo form, with the 163bhp diesel offering 54.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 138g/km, which makes it the greenest engine in the range.

The Vauxhall Cascada is available to order in the UK now from Perrys Vauxhall Dealerships based across the nation.