Vauxhall has announced plans to get rid of the metallic roof in favor of the traditional electrical ragtop for its upcoming Astra convertible. Since sales figures have gradually declined, Vauxhall decided to revert back to a more familiar top due to improvements in more efficient fabrics and other necessary materials. In turn, these will help to reduce road noise on the highways while also providing more long term durability.
The metal-roof TwinTop had been a part of the Vauxhall family since the mid-2000s. The Astra will hit the European market in approximately 18 months. The launch will be part of a new generation of 2013 Vauxhall models. There is no word yet on any official pricing.