The 2016 Buick Cascada convertible was unveiled today at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). The Cascada is the first Buick convertible to enter production in more than 25 years. Based on the European-market Vauxhall/Opel of the same name, the Buick Cascada is a front-wheel-drive, two-plus-two-seat, soft-top convertible.
Watch the 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible live-stream debut from the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) below:
Additionally, take a peek at TFLcar’s 2016 Buick Cascada “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know” video below:
Teamed with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 Buick Cascada’s 1.6-L, 200-HP mill taps up to 221 lb-ft of torque via an overboost function. Buick has used a HiPer Strut suspension setup in the front, and a Watts Z-Link (torsion beam) in the rear.
Buick states the Cascada’s soft top can open in 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mPH.
Likely competitors for the 2016 Buick Cascada will include the BMW 228iC, Audi A3 Convertible, and Volkswagen Eos. Pricing has not yet been announced, but expect a base model to start somewhere in the $30,000-$40,000 range.