Buick dealers shown new convertible model at meeting

It looks like Buick will finally get a new model in 2016 that isn’t a front-wheel drive sedan or SUV/crossover.

According to GM Inside News, dealerships were shown a 2016 Buick Cascada, based on the Opel Cascada, as an expected future model for their showrooms.

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If it were to come to North America, which seems all but certain, the Cascada could very well be GM’s most affordable convertible ahead of the Chevrolet Camaro.

There have been rumours in the past of the Cascada two-door, four-seat convertible joining the Buick lineup, including quotes from past CEO Dan Akerson and current GM product chief Mark Reuss expressing interest in such a product for Buick.

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GM Inside News also stated the Cascada would come to North America virtually unchanged compared to its European namesake, “down to the same 20-inch wheels,” and probably powered by a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder engine as GM plans to use the same engine in other North American products in the future.


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