GM CEO wants the Opel Cascada in America - report

2013 Opel Cascada
2013 Opel Cascada

Would likely be rebadged as a Buick

Opel just took the wraps off the 2013 Cascada, but a new report is indicating GM CEO Dan Akerson wants to bring the model to the United States.

According to Autoweek's sources, American executives are clamoring for the new convertible. Akerson was so impressed that he reportedly asked "Why don't we bring it to the U.S.?"

As we have previously reported, the Cascada will be launched in Europe early next year. It will be available with a variety of engines including:

  • A turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol with outputs of 120 HP (88 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque as well as 140 HP (103 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.6-liter SIDI Turbo ECOTEC with 170 HP (125 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0 CDTI with 165 HP (121 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque
Source: Autoweek via Carscoop

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mechamynd mechamynd
buick cascada then
Oct 22nd, 2012 5:04pm
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Really good job from Opel. My only problem is that I can't tell if this is an Insignia with Astra looks or a stretched Astra with Insignia parts. Anyway, I would love to see this in the flesh.
Oct 22nd, 2012 9:20am
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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
It would sure make a great Buick and would be a great addition to the future Buick lineup .
Oct 21st, 2012 6:37am
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tbrodie tbrodie
It kind of says Hyundai to me. Is this a fwd car?
Oct 22nd, 2012 6:44am
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rambo_005 rambo_005
I hope they import them from Europe... it would be nice to see Opel supply the North American market, even if only one low volume model.
Oct 20th, 2012 12:36am
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yevgeny.meshulin yevgeny.meshulin
I don't think Opel will be in charge of producing the model for the North American market. The morons from GM will make this car somewhere in Mexico, call it a Buick (as they have already done with the Astra sedan and the Insignia), claim this an "all american automobile", and then say that Opel's cars are not in demand. Same old story again.
Oct 20th, 2012 3:09pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
Yep, it's sadly the truth so far...
Oct 20th, 2012 4:13pm
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coopergt coopergt
One of teh best looking Cars in a Long time. I would even consider a GM car if she came just like the picture
Oct 20th, 2012 12:05am
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ucplayer ucplayer
beautiful car
Oct 19th, 2012 11:32pm
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With the top down, reminds me of the Pontiac G6.
Oct 19th, 2012 11:13pm
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