Buick’s modern convertible meets an unceremonious end.
Despite being the brand’s first convertible in over two decades, the Buick Cascada was never a well-loved car here in the U.S. So far this year, Buick dealers managed to shift just 2,458 Cascadas — down nearly 30 percent from 2018. It’s currently the slowest selling Buick, and one we knew would die sometime this year. GM Authority reports the car officially met its demise sometime in the second quarter of 2019.
GM initially produced the Cascada under it’s Opel division in Gliwice, Poland. When the company sold Opel to Groupe PSA in 2017, production continued until Groupe PSA announced it would discontinue the model this year.
The Buick Cascada initally sold 7,153 units when it went on sale in 2016. After that, sales have declined steadily throughout the years as Buick’s only convertible found fewer interested buyers. With its demise its larger LaCrosse stablemate out of production this year, the Regal now stands as Buick’s last remaining car. Instead, the brand is focusing heavily on crossovers, including the Encore, Enclave, Envision and the upcoming Encore GX and Enspire.