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#37867 of 38574 Re: coming soon to the USofA ... maybe [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 12, 2013 (5:15 pm)
It's the Opel Cascada - based on the Verano architecture, it's not coming to North America in this iteration. Like the Adam, it wasn't designed with the US as a market.
#37868 of 38574 Re: coming soon to the USofA ... maybe [robr2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2013 (5:24 pm)
GM Close To Importing Opel Cascada Convertible to U.S.
The impeccable source says:
"The Cascada is loosely based on the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, and would probably be offered with some of the engines offered in the Regal. GM Opel sources also suggest that Opel may again supply Regals to the U.S., as it did early in the model's life."
Whatever the underpinnings, it does sound nice.
Sep 13, 2013 (3:04 am)
I think your source is mistaken. My source indicates that the Cascada is based on the compact Delta II Platform whereas
the larger Insignia/Regal reside on the larger Epsilon Platform. (Opel Vectra, Chevy Malibu). This makes sense because the Cascada isn't all that big (IOW closer to an Astra than a Vectra).
#37871 of 38574 Re: Sorry Steve... [andys120]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2013 (4:51 am)
No feelings hurt. Feel free to let our correspondent know your findings in the comments to the article (although the writer did hedge his bets a bit by saying "loosely").
#37872 of 38574 Re: Gasthof> [andys120]
Sep 13, 2013 (9:42 am)
Been away for a few days so catching up - the red Opel in the 70's photo is an Ascona. Also, there is a Mini Mk II Estate car hidden behind the red pot plant - it could be either an Austin Mini Countryman or a Morris Mini Traveller, but given the continental setting it might even be something by Innocenti..
#37873 of 38574 Calling all woodpeckers and termites>
Sep 13, 2013 (10:20 am)
#37874 of 38574 Re: Calling all woodpeckers and termites> [andys120]
Sep 13, 2013 (1:07 pm)
#37875 of 38574 Re: Calling all woodpeckers and termites> [lostwrench1]
Sep 13, 2013 (3:32 pm)
Yes indeed and how is this for a model name: 1946 Plymouth Special Six Deluxe?
If you don't think lawyers have changed the way the world works, contemplate how many different cars of this era used names that included the words "Special"," Six" and "Deluxe".