Buick disclosed that after 25 years, it will be offering its first convertible to the U.S. with the 2016 Cascada. The 2016 Cascada has a price of $33,990 and is expected to go on sale sometime in early 2016. This convertible will have more than the usual standard content and is powered by a more powerful engine.
It will also be less expensive compared to the Audi A3 Cabriolet. According to Duncan Aldred, who is vice president of Buick, the Cascada will expand the lineup of Buick by having a more personal driving experience that’s uniquely fun.
Since it is priced lower compared to its competitors, the Cascada will not only shake up its class but it will also look good while doing it, Aldred adds. Buick’s offering has been designed as a convertible from the start. It has a 2+2 configuration allowing room for at most four adults.
The performance of the 2016 Cascada is founded on the 200-horsepower (about 149 kW) turbo engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Further enhancing the performance are the HiPer Strut front suspension and Watts Z-link rear suspension.
Additional standard features of the 2016 Cascada include: Electro-hydraulic power roof that has been thermally and acoustically insulated and is capable of being lowered in 17 seconds even when it goes as fast as 31 mph; High-intensity discharge, articulating headlamps and front LED daytime running lamps; and LED taillamps; Automated, spring-loaded and pyrotechnically activated rollover bars behind the rear seat that are linked to the air bag system; IntelliLink system with 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen; Navigation radio and seven-speaker premium audio system; Rear Vision camera; Remote start; Dual-zone climate control; Front and rear 12-volt power outlets; Heat-reflective leather-appointed seating; Heated front seats with eight-way power adjustments; Heated, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel; Twenty-inch aluminum wheels with bi-color finish; Electric power steering; Rear Park Assist.
Buick will also offer a Cascada Premium model, priced at $36,990, that comes with these features: Forward Collision Alert; Lane Departure Warning; Automatic headlamp control with tunnel detection; Front and Rear Park Assist; Rainsense automatic windshield wipers; Twenty-inch wheels with “diamond graphic” bi-color finish; and Front and rear air deflectors.