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2016 Buick Cascada

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We knew it was coming and here it is: the Buick Cascada.
  • Buick Cascada
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    six-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    200 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    206 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    1.6 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    33990
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  • body style:

The first production open-top model wearing the trishield logo since the 1990 Reatta Convertible, the all-new 2016 Buick Cascada, has just been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. Europeans and Australians may feel like they are having a deja-vu while looking at the new model, but that is completely understandable since the Cascada has already been selling under the Opel, Vauxhall and Holden badges since 2013. Even though the new convertible was unveiled in January 2015 for U.S. consumption, the production variant will take some time to reach showrooms, with Buick announcing that it will actually go on sale in early 2016, or the same year that its European counterpart may be heading toward a mid-cycle facelift.

Nevertheless, the simple fact that Buick is finally getting a cabriolet model in its lineup again may actually lift some spirits. "The new, 2016 Buick Cascada is a beautiful, engaging convertible that represents the very best of the brand’s global development practices," said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. "It’s a car that will delight customers with its fun spirit and help drive the momentum that’s fueling Buick’s success." Despite being almost as long as the Buick Regal/Opel Insignia, the all-new Cascada is actually based on GM’s Delta II platform, which is shared with the Buick Verano/Opel Astra/Chevrolet Cruze.

Still, the car offers a 2+2 seating arrangement that should prove satisfactory for four adults, especially if they are on the smaller side. Its electro-hydraulic soft-top can be retracted in just 17 seconds and at speeds up to 31 mph, making for a rather classy way of exposing its interior to the sun, while the only engine available so far is a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder that develops 200 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque.

Updated 09/23/2015: Buick announced that the all-new Cascada will be put on sale at a starting price of $33,990. According to the company the 2016 Cascada is $3,535 cheaper and offers more standard features compared to German cars like the Audi A3 Convertible.

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