GM CEO Wants Minicar, Convertible for Buick

Last year, we wrote an editorial saying Buick would do well to bring some of Opel's coolest cars to America, especially the Adam which would be GM's answer to the Fiat 500. Of course, some of you argued that such a car would be very strange, since people associate Buick with big sedans.
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But it seems GM CEO Dan Akerson is on the same page as us, and wants to put not only the Adam but also the Cascada convertible on Buick lots. Speaking at a recent investor conference in Detroit, he said these two cars "would help Buick in this market and in China in terms of demographics."

That basically means they will attract younger buyers to the brand. Of the two, the Cascada clearly has a better chance of entering production since it's built on the same platform as the Verano sedan.

Fresh products will be added to Buick's lineup, but adding these two models could probe to be an expensive undertaking for GM, as both need to be re-engineered to meet US market requirements.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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