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GM CEO wants the Opel Cascada in America - report

 GM CEO wants the Opel Cascada in America - report
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
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October 22, 2012 10:04 am
 PAA PAA
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.
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October 22, 2012 2:20 am
 JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
It would sure make a great Buick and would be a great addition to the future Buick lineup .
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October 20, 2012 11:37 pm
 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.
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October 19, 2012 5:36 pm
 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
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October 19, 2012 5:05 pm
 ucplayer ucplayer
beautiful car
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October 19, 2012 4:32 pm
 EJ EJ
With the top down, reminds me of the Pontiac G6.
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October 19, 2012 4:13 pm