When we first got our hands on the Cascada, we weren’t able to sample the most powerful diesel engine in the line-up. But we’ve been able to put it through its pace now, fitted with a 192bhp 2.0-litre twin turbocharged diesel. Paired exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox, it’s a pity that there isn’t the option of an automatic transmission.
You can read the full report on this Vauxhall Cascada in the August 2014 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue.
- Good ride comfort
- Cabin attractively styled
- Spacious, with room for four
- Satellite navigation screen perfectly positioned
- Generous boot with the roof up
- Well priced compared to premium rivals
- Accurate steering
- High speed refinement is excellent
- Performance feels quite pedestrian when off the boil, and the engine is quite noisy
- Gearchange a little notchy, and the clutch is heavy
- Electric roof and electric park brake buttons easily confused
- Creaks and rattles from the centre console
- No automatic transmission option