General Motors CEO Dan Akerson wants to bring the Opel Cascada to the United States and a new report is indicating it could happen sooner than expected.

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson wants to bring the Opel Cascada to the United States and a new report is indicating it could happen sooner than expected.

According to Edmunds sources, the company has already begun modifying the car for the U.S. market. There's no word on when it could arrive but Opel insiders have indicated it "could happen soon."

The Cascada is offered with a variety of engines in Europe, but the website speculations the US model would share powertrains with the Buick Regal. This means the primary candidate would be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 259 bhp (193 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque. If this pans out, it would be significantly more powerful than its European counterpart which just received a range-topping 1.6-liter SIDI Turbo with 197 bhp (147 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque.

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