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Published 10/10/2018 @ 00:26:12, By eLMeR
Only 15 of them have been identified for now in the IMCDb, but I'm not sure there will be a lot more: Tata announced the end of production of the Nano a few months ago, as the "world's cheapest car" didn't sell well after 10 years of production: only... 1 vehicle was produced in June this year :tinostar:
Requiescat in Pace!
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 03:49:44, By eLMeR
2019 will be the last model year for the Adams, Karls and Cascadas.
PSA Group says it's because of new emission standards in Europe. Spiteful tongues (including me :wink: ) might just think that the disposal of the GM products from the vehicle line has begun :grin:

As a reminder:
Adam:2013-19
Karl:2015-19
Cascada:2013-19

Latest Edition: 14/10/2018 @ 03:51:21
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 05:22:28, By dsl
The Karl's demise is no surprise as it's a rebadged Chevrolet imported from Korea, so expensive liability for PSA with minimal profit opportunity. I've only ever seen 2 of the UK-equivalent Vauxhall Viva, and I doubt if Karl sales figures were very high.

The Adam's survived for 6 years, which is quite good for a niche fashion car before it gets stale. UK Vauxhall Adam sales were OK at first but have now trickled to almost nothing.

Cascada another slow-selling fashion item, and after 6 years probably at the end of its natural life. Plus the loss of sales arrangements to US as Buick and Aus as Holden as GM back away from buying product from a competitor.

So all 3 cases are no surprise - low demand ranges with minimal market impact and inconvenient legacy arrangements cluttering up a smooth separation. And I doubt if they'll really be missed. There's also a fair bit of range rationalisation in UK at the moment across several firms as the new emissions testing procedures come in - lots of variants either being withdrawn or sales suspended until new ECU software is available - so PSA's explanation is plausible in a wider context.
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 06:55:58, By eLMeR
[...] so PSA's explanation is plausible in a wider context.

Of course. The main cause of these disappearances is the implementation of the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) (1), as all new vehicles will have to comply with it in January 2020 (January 2019 for new approvals of vehicles).
But life is sometimes funnier with some mockery / voluntary misinterpretation :wink:
_____

Edit:
1: My bad, the January 2020 deadline concerns the implementation of the Euro 6D standard. The WLTP is a test procedure and a display procedure for the concerned results, not a pollution standard.

Latest Edition: 14/10/2018 @ 07:51:07
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 09:08:41, By antp
Incredible, I didn't even know that the Opel Karl existed :tinostar:
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 21:12:04, By ingo
The most Cascadas I have seen shortly after this model was released - the 0-Series-cars on the secret test range area of Opel
(we had a meeting of the German classic car club association there).

Actually the Cascada didn't appear over here at all. It takes weeks, even months, until you spot one over here.

Latest Edition: 14/10/2018 @ 21:15:39
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Published 14/10/2018 @ 22:04:09, By Mystery Man
I wondered anyway who bought these cars. Two superminis and one convertible - in these categories there are many alternatives that are cheaper or more prestigious than Opel.
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Published 15/10/2018 @ 00:08:26, By night cub
My brother drives a Cascada. He got it after his Infiniti lease ran out and he was looking for a similar convertible since Infiniti discontinued theirs. He prefers the Infiniti. He's now talking about getting a Wrangler because his full mid-life crisis is kicking in.
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Published 15/10/2018 @ 00:25:10, By ingo
... because his full mid-life crisis is kicking in.


My wife says, it's my midlife crisis, but my thought about my next all-day-car, when the Vauxhall Vectra MkII is exhausted (yesterday the accu died), are reasoned by the actual political and medial hysteria in Germany.

The thoughts are going into the direction of Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover HSE or Lincoln Navigator.

Also due political reasons I'm hoping, that my Vectra stayed sturdy until the conversion to a coal roller.
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Published 15/10/2018 @ 12:49:51, By dsl
.... thoughts are going into the direction of Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover HSE or Lincoln Navigator.

Also due political reasons I'm hoping, that my Vectra stayed sturdy until the conversion to a coal roller.


Pimpmobiles for footballers wives. Or chavs.

Coal roller?? Do you mean (Toyota) Corolla??
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Published 15/10/2018 @ 16:08:55, By ingo

Pimpmobiles for footballers wives. Or chavs.

Coal roller?? Do you mean (Toyota) Corolla??


No, I mean:
https://youtu.be/HNiF1UEjrE0

My wife says something similar with chavs and so on, but my opinion is based on the actual grotesque hysteria in Germany.
She days, pure chavvy would be, if I would grab a cheap Rolls-Royce, exploiting the generally low used car prices in the UK in combination with the expectable Brexit-turbulences.

Latest Edition: 15/10/2018 @ 16:09:56
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Published 15/10/2018 @ 19:54:00, By Sandie
... Range Rover HSE...


https://youtu.be/86URGgqONvA

Latest Edition: 15/10/2018 @ 19:54:32
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Published 20/10/2018 @ 13:05:06, By Exiv96
I wondered anyway who bought these cars. Two superminis and one convertible - in these categories there are many alternatives that are cheaper or more prestigious than Opel.


My father bought a Cascada two years ago. A low-mileage, ex-demonstrator. 1.4 litre, 6-speed manual. Gawd I hate those ! I stalled twice, and missed a gear when I test-drove it.

And it's not the only ex-demonstrator Cascada I've come across. Maybe that's how Opel Belgium sells them.

As for why buying a Cascada ? The Renault M├ęgane cabriolet was gone, so was the Peugeot 308 CC, Ford Focus CC & VW Eos. The Golf Cabrio is meh, the Mazda MX-5 is too small, and the premium germans too expensive.
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