In the beginning of 2016 in the 2016 Buick Cascada dealerships in the US will come stylish four-seater convertible Cascada. This is the fourth model of the American brand created in cooperation with the German company Opel.
At the auto show in Detroit
The company presented a pre-production Buick version of the Cascada model. The novelty will be the first convertible in the range of the brand over the last 25 years of its existence. From his eponymous transatlantic fellow Opel car has a different design grille with company emblem, Buick, the lighting, the corresponding American standards, as well as equipment and materials.
Examples of such is not isolated earlier, similar procedures were Opel Mokka (Buick Encore), Opel Astra (Buick Verano) and Opel Insignia (Buick Regal). The purpose of such “masquerade” is a significant reduction of the development cost of new models, the extension of the existing range, as well as capacity utilization. In this case, General Motors intends to increase the profitability of production of the Polish plant in Gliwice.
Buick Cascada will come with a 1.6-liter 200-horsepower ECOTEC engine with direct injection and turbo charging. The maximum torque this petrol the Quartet reaches 300 Nm. But to realize this power help 6-step “automatic”.
The light button on the center console enough after 17 seconds the soft top has disappeared in a special niche behind the rear seats, and to perform this simple operation is possible at speeds up to 50 km/h.
American buyers will get the base set of 20-inch alloy wheels, Cotonou interior trim, front seats with electric drive and automatic offset forward for easier access to back row, infotainment system IntelliLink with 7-inch color touch screen, etc. options.
Interestingly, in the US market convertibles have increased in the last four years by 3 percent (over 131 thousand cars). 2016 Buick Cascada, more than one third of buyers when changing cars again prefer to buy a convertible.