Now that Buick has launched the Envision, will it wear the Opel badge for Europe?
14 months ago I rendered the new Calibra based on the Cascada. Opel/Vauxhall has since then Monza concept, from which I’ve updated the original Calibra rendering with the Monza’s sleek shark-nose front, while making it a little less “cab-forward”. I wonder could this be closer to how the eventual 2015 Calibra will look.
Ever since they Opel launched the Insignia Country Tourer, I’ve been wanting to do the same for the Astra Sports Tourer. However, my renderings quality fails me this time. This could have been better executed.
There are many comparison between the Cascada and Audi A5 Cabriolet. So why not an OPC variant to fight S5 Cabriolet? Rendering the OPC out of the standard Cascada, the car gains new front grill and fascia, bigger wheels, side skirting and de-chromed stripe for the DLO.
Almost a year ago, Autocar reported that Opel-Vauxhall will need more flagship model positioned above Insignia to achieve an improved brand image. Here’s my suggestion, use the newly revamped long wheelbase version of Holden Commodore, otherwise also known as Holden Statesman or Holden Caprice. Badge engineering is what GM does best anyway.
Can’t remember where I read it but there could be a coupe variant of the new Cascada. I am not sure if they would, or should revive the Calibra name though.
It’s only a matter of time GM rebadges the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada as a Buick for North America and China.
The Opel/Vauxhall Adam is starting to grow on me. I do wonder though if there’ll be a 5-door variant sporting an extended wheelbase. I’ve rendered it too with hidden door handles for the rear doors.
This rendering was suppose to be a joke, a very stale Adam’s Apple joke. Anyway when done with the rendering, I quite like the Adam with the Buick grill. How about you? I think this car will sell well in China, the Apple.
What do you think? Workable? I like hot compact estates.