Vauxhall Cascada prices announced

Article Jack Walsh
Jan 16, 2013
Vauxhall Cascada 2013 side with top down

The new four-seater convertible is due to hit showrooms in April and will start at £23,995.

Vauxhall Cascada prices have been announced. The new four-seater convertible is due to hit showrooms in April and will start at £23,995.

The Cascada is pitched as a cheaper alternative to the Audi A5 Cabriolet, which is also generously equipped.

The entry-level Cascada undercuts the Audi by £8,000. The standard equipment list includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, plus auxiliary and USB ports for the stereo all as standard.

All Cascadas feature Vauxhall's HiPerStrut front suspension system, which is normally reserved for high-performance models like the Astra VXR. The car also has a fabric roof that can open electronically in 17 seconds at speeds of up to 30mph.

There are two equipment levels to choose from. SE is the standard spec, while the range-topping Elite adds leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, plus front foglamps.

The new Cascada has a wide range of engines. The 138bhp 1.4-litre turbo petrol will average 44.8.mpg and emits 148g/km of CO2. Next is a 162bhp 2.0-litre diesel, which averages 54.3mpg and emits 138g/km of CO2. Both will be available in SE and Elite cars.

The top-of-the-range engine is a high-performance 193bhp bi-turbo diesel, which will be available shortly after launch on Elite models only. This engine can power the Cascada from 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds while also returning 54.3mpg and emitting 138 g/km of CO2.

The final engine option is Vauxhall's all-new 1.6-litre turbo petrol. Available on all Cascadas, it takes the convertible from 0-60mph in 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 135mph. It will be available with a new low-friction six-speed automatic gearbox, averages 39.2mpg and emits 168g/km of CO2.

To view the full Vauxhall range, see the CarBuyer Vauxhall reviews page.

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