IT'S been some time since I drove around topless.
I even took a handful of photos - I must admit, they look amazing in the morning light.
One look at her gorgeous summit white complexion, stylish curves and eye-catching accents, the new Holden Cascada is seductive European design at its best.
New to the Holden range, this genuine four-seat convertible exudes sophistication, power and prominence on the road with roof-raising action.
In 17 seconds flat you can open go topless! - A simple press of a button with the remote key as you are approaching.
Even more impressive is the freedom to open or close it on the move at up to 50kmh.
Cascada is as breath-taking on the inside as it is on the outside.
Open the roof and let the sunlight play on the vast array of luxury features, handcrafted finishes and flourishes of chrome.
Displaying a unique sense of style, Cascada is brimming with luxury features including Sienna Leather appointed trim, motorised seatbelt presenter, wrapped and stitched dashboard, 18 inch alloy wheels.
Should the weather turn, within 19 seconds you are cocooned in a super quiet interior with extra comforts such as leather appointed heated sports seats, heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control.
The MyLink infotainment system also connects you with everything you desire from the outside word including satellite navigation, built-in app technology, Bluetooth audio streaming, iPod auxiliary connectivity, enhanced voice control, Siri eyes free, hands free calling, Pandora Internet Radio, Stitcher Smart Radio and a premium seven speaker sound system.
Sleek exterior, check.
High-tech interior, check.
The fun doesn't stop there - put your put down a little and the turbo's first refined growl promises the excitement that awaits you at every turn.
Cascada incorporates German performance technology perfectly attuned to the road.
With 125kW and 260 Nm of torque, the direct-injection turbo petrol engine delivers a smooth surge of power that goes away beyond conventional expectations of a 1.6 litre car.
The sports chassis and supple suspension add to the smoothness and composure of every drive.
Cascada's extra reinforced body also enhances stability and safety on the road.
As you are exposed to all the sensations of open top driving, it's good to know you are also protected by a range of world-class advanced safety features including rear view camera with dynamic grid lines, daytime running lights, front and site impact airbags for driver and front passenger, electronic stability control, traction control system, hill start assist, electric park brake and anti-lock braking system.
To take the all new Holden Cascada for a test drive, visit Lawrence's Holden today.