Holden has announced plans to introduce the Cascada next year in Australia and New Zealand.

Holden has announced plans to introduce the Cascada next year in Australia and New Zealand.

The Cascada mid-size soft-top convertible was launched back in October 2012 in Europe as an Opel/Vauxhall and pretty soon it will wear the Holden badge for Australia and New Zealand, together with the Astra GTC & VXR as well as the Insignia VXR. All of them are programmed to reach Holden's dealerships in the first half of 2015.

The Cascada is going to be offered exclusively with a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine linked to a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The engine's output numbers have not been disclosed but most likely it churns 170 PS (125 kW) and 206 lb-ft (279 Nm) as it does on the old continent. Europeans also get an uprated version of this engine generating 200 PS (147 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) in the Cascada Turbo.

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