The main objective with our Feature Spotlight pieces is to bring your attention to lesser-known options and amenities on some of General Motors’ newer vehicles. Often times these features are well known and we just provide a bit more information on them, but today we have one that many consumers outside of Europe probably didn’t know about, the Opel Cascada’s second set of taillights.
When an automaker decides to integrate the part of the taillights that illuminates when reversing or braking into the moving part of the trunk lid, they need a second set of lights to make other motorists aware of their presence when the trunk is up. In the Cascada’s case, the entire rear clip comes with the trunk when it opens, so a second set of taillights is needed to fill in when the trunk is open.
Audi’s SUVs, such as the Q5 and Q7, also bring their taillights with them when the hatch is deployed, however their solution was to stick a second set of smaller taillights on the bumper. Opel’s solution is nice as it doesn’t affect exterior aesthetics, but the way they’ve been integrated makes them look a bit last-minute. We assume this taillight setup will come with the Cascada when it arrives in North America as a Buick shortly, so don’t be alarmed when you pop the trunk.
A photo which better shows the size of the lights can be seen here.