Vauxhall plans on launching the all-new Cascada mid-size convertible in early 2013.

Opel/Vauxhall has released a teaser previewing the company’s first mid-size convertible in the last several decades. Known as the Cascada, the vehicle is 4.7 meters long, making it 70mm longer than the Audi A5 Cabriolet and 225mm longer than the Astra TwinTop (discontinued in 2010). It comes with a full-size fabric roof that can be opened or closed by touching a button at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h).

We won’t be seeing the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada at the end of the month in Paris, but we do know that it is scheduled to go on sale in early 2013. No information about the starting price of the convertible but it will definitely be cheaper than the A5 Cabrio which begins from 29,455 pounds in the UK.

Under the hood it will most likely get the more powerful engines offered by Vauxhall since the Cascada plans on being a more premium model. The design of the interior cabin will be inspired from the Astra but probably with higher quality materials, while the underpinnings should probably be a combination between the Astra and the Insignia taking into accound that in length the Cascada is between these two models.

The highlight of Opel’s stand at the Paris Motor Show is the all-new Adam which will go on sale at the beginning of next year.


Gallery: Opel Vauxhall teases Cascada mid-size convertible