Those expecting Opel/Vauxhall’s upcoming Astra-based cabriolet to be called “Calibra” will be disappointed, as the name has been officially revealed as Cascada. The name itself comes from the Spanish word meaning “waterfall”. It’s also the name of a German electro-pop music group. Interesting.
Along with scheduling its official launch for early 2013, Opel has announced that the retractable roof will retract at speeds of up to 50 km/h, or 31 miles per hour. And at 4.7 meters (185 inches), it’s a bit longer than the 4.65-meter Astra sedan it’s based on while being described by Opel as mid-sized.
Going against what’s been reported, Opel officially stated that the Cascada will not debut during the 2012 Paris Motor Show coming up at the end of the month. Otherwise it might steal the live debut of the little ADAM, which has been revealed online.