The Buick brand from General Motors on Wednesday announced that their first convertible in 25 years in the U.S will start at a price of $33,990. The pricing for 2016 Buick Cascada will also contain the destination fee.
According to Buick, the sale of the four-seater convertible will start from early 2016. Cascada will have a power roof, which can be lowered within 17 seconds while driving at a speed of 31miles/ hour.
The premium model of the vehicle will have additional safety features such as warning for lane departure, collision alert. Front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and will be priced at $36,990.
The main competition for Cascada will be the convertibles like the Audi A3 Cabriolet.
Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, said that the company is expanding its lineup with Cascada to give unique fun and personal driving experience. He added that with much lower prices than the competitors, the Cascada is expected to shake up the convertible segment.
Casacada first appeared in the North American International Auto Show in January.
Cascada will be powered by a 1.6 liter, four-cylinder turbo engine which can produce 200 horsepower and 206 lb.ft torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed auto- transmission.
The standard model comes with 7 inches IntelliLink colored touch screen infotainment system, remote start, rear vision camera, navigation radio, dual zone climate controls and 12 volt power outlets in front and rear.
Other attractive features include 20 inch wheels, HID headlights, LED taillights, leather seats etc.
The immediate rival Audi lacks many of the features in Cascada like remote start, climate control, leather seats, HID headlights, etc.
With the lower pricing Cascada will be targeting the mid-luxury buyers who opted for vehicles like Volkswagen Eos, Volvo C70 and Lexus IS C BMW 2 series drop top and Audi A3 Cabriolet.
Any person looking for a drop top cruiser will love the features included in Cascada. Buick has made a wise decision by bringing a car with premium –feeling and stylish appearance to the U.S market with attractive pricing.
Cascada convertible is already popular in Europe under the name Opel. The trunk space in this convertible can be expanded by folding the rear seat backs.
Cascada shares the platform of Verano under its skin and have a trunk space of 13.4 cu.ft with the top drawn up and 9.8 cu.ft with the top down. The body panels of Cascada and Vearno are entirely different.