Literally today passed under the control of the PSA alliance Opel brand published a new concept of design of its models, as it became known immediately that its British “sister” Vauxhall actually said goodbye to the Cascada convertible.
According to the British automotive publication Autocar, local dealers have run out of Cascada stockpiles, and since the model is no longer produced, it can be stated that the freed capacities will be used to produce other models. In some countries, the convertible is still sold under the brand name Opel, but sales of this model are too weak to be able to talk about some bright future.
Last year, Opel / Vauxhall sold in Europe only 3,563 copies of Cascada, against 5,842 copies in 2013. In the UK, during the past year, only 220 cars were sold, compared to 850 in 2013. Given that the new Opel / Vauxhall cars will be transferred to the PSA platform, and the fact that the C-class convertibles are now represented only by premium models such as Audi A4 and BMW 2 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, there is no doubt that in the the immediate future of the heir of Cascada, we are unlikely to wait.
It is also worth noting that the cabriolets have disappeared in the list of modifications of the Ford Focus, Peuogeot 307 and Renault Megane.
Earlier Vauxhall stopped sales of compact models Adam Rocks S and Adam Rocks Air, in the previous year under the “knife” in the British market will get models Zafira Tourer and Astra GTC – all because of growth of demand for compact crossovers.
Earlier we reported that Opel told about the new design of future models.