Vauxhall Cascada Review

May 07, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Vauxhall offered a new smart and appealing car for the British drivers named as Cascada in a convertible body style. The four seat convertible got lots of improvements for the 2013 model year and now it is able to deliver a firm, composed, refreshing and entertaining ride.

Vauxhall Cascada

Styling and Bodywork

The 2013 Vauxhall Cascada is sharing nothing in terms of exterior styling with the other models of the Vauxhall. The roof of the convertible is of fabric as it is once again in vogue that delivers more convenience as it is easy to fold and consume less space in the comparison with hard roof. In the comparison with its rivals, the car is a bit wider giving it a muscular feel and has a lower wheelbase for better performance.

The interior of the car is also very complementing and solid that offers everything in a labeled way. The car offers 4 seats however the rear seats are not good for adults but this is not an issue because lots of convertibles are facing this problem. The car is available in two trims, SE and Elite. The SE trim level features air conditioning, DAB radio, rear parking sensors, USB Socket, cruise control and 18 inch alloy wheels. The Elite trim level adds automatic lights and wipers, color display to infotainment system, climate control, heated steering wheel and leather seats and a wind deflector.

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Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 Vauxhall Cascada employs 1.6 liter turbo petrol engine whereas the 1.4 liter turbo petrol and a 2.0 liter turbodiesel will join the car later this year. The 1.6 liter engine delivers 168hp and 207lb ft of torque, 1.4 liter delivers 138 horsepower and the 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine is expected to produce 163 horsepower. The engine will either mate with a six speed automatic or a six speed manual transmission.

Safety

The safety features include fog lights, forward camera system, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and side blind spot alert.

Pricing and Availability

The 2013 Vauxhall Cascada comes at a base price of £23,995 and is available in the market for sale.

Competitors

The 2013 Vauxhall Cascada has to compete against Audi A5 Cabriolet, Insignia VXR, Porsche Boxster and Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet.

Pros

  • 13% more efficient 1.6 liter turbo petrol
  • Stylish and appealing exterior
  • Power electric fabric roof

Cons

  • Cramped interior
  • Poor switchgear
  • Low rear room

The Verdict

The 2013 Vauxhall Cascada offers lots of good features for different buyers. For those who prefer performance, there is a diesel engine, for those who consider fuel efficiency, there is 1.6 liter fuel efficient engine  and two choices of gearbox.


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