Are you planning a vacation to Portugal, Spain, Italy or a similarly depressed Eurozone country in the next year or so, you’ll have another choice for topless motoring on your way to the topless beaches.
The Vauxhall/Opel Cascada is based on the
Insignia Astra platform and is being positioned as an Audi A5 competitor. The badge won’t hold up against the Audi, but the Cascada looks sharp in photos, even if it shares a moniker with an awful techno group. The Cascada gets the HiPer Strut front suspension Insignia VXR/Regal GS, but the Cascada will be carrying golf clubs and passengers, not helmets and extra brake pads, so it’s a bit of a moot point.
The rest of the blogosphere thinks that the Cascada will arrive here as a Buick. Why the hell not? GM gets some more scale out of the car, and it will have the Chrysler 200 squarely in its sights. Chevrolet has two “surprises” in store for 2013, but who’s to say that there’s nothing in store for Buick either?