2016 Buick Cascada Confirmed by Yet Another Report

A handful of previous reports hinted toward General Motors' plan to rebrand the Opel / Vauxhall Cascada and sell it in the United States as a Buick. This time around, a report tells that the Cascada was showcased last week to U.S. Buick-GMC dealerships.
2013 Opel Cascada 1 photo
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Without disclosing the sources that dropped that bit of info, GM Inside News' report is the newest unofficial confirmation toward Buick's upcoming soft-top model. As a reminder, Adam Opel AG applied for the Cascada trademark in the United States as far back as January. This move is the main tell-tale sign that General Motors will import the German mid-size convertible, which is manufactured in Poland.

The previously mentioned enthusiast forum site also hints that General Motors will sell this car as a 2016 model year. Moreover, a pair of Opel Cascada convertibles were spied recently undergoing hot weather testing together with a Buick Verano in Death Valley, so the manufacturer's intentions are clear enough. Even GM's former CEO Dan Akerson declared a little while back that the Cascada will hit U.S. shores.

The front-wheel drive soft-top convertible will be filling a big gap left by nameplates such as the Chrysler 200 Convertible and VW Eos, both of which left the U.S. market. In terms of firepower, the Cascada is offered in Europe with either a six-speed stick shift or automatic transmission and the following engine lineup: a 1.4-liter turbo, a 1.6-liter SIDI turbo with 200 horsepower, and a 2-liter BiTurbo CDTI turbo diesel motor. Out of the aforementioned, U.S. customers will most probably get the 1.6-liter SIDI turbo.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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