Buick announces Cascada pricing - w/video

When the Opel Cascada was introduced, people said "what a lovely Buick it would make" and here it is, the Buick Cascada. The Cascada droptop will hit dealers early in 2016 as a premium, well-equipped model with prices starting at $33,990 (plus taxes, license, fees, options - destination included). A Premium model will set you back about $3k more and adds equipment like forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, automatic headlamp control with tunnel detection, front and rear Park Assist, Rainsense automatic windshield wipers, 20-inch wheels with “diamond graphic” bi-color finish, and front and rear air deflectors. Standard models include a 1.6-liter turbo four (200 hp), six-speed automatic, 20-inch wheels, an acoustically and thermally insulated electro-hydraulic power roof (that lowers in only 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph), rear seat roll-over bars, rear-vision camera, remote start, dual-zone climate control, Intellilink infotainment, premium audio, rear park assist, and much more. A good looking convertible at a decent price. Who knew Buick/Opel had it in them? For more info, check out the press release, video, pics and competition chart after the jump.

Source: Buick - Press release and video after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
Buick Cascada Priced at $33,990

Well-equipped convertible offers high levels of standard content, technology

The top-down driving experience of the 2016 Cascada – Buick’s first convertible offered in the United States in 25 years – is priced at $33,990.

When it goes on sale early next year, the Cascada will offer more standard content, a more powerful standard engine and a lower starting price than the Audi A3 Cabriolet.

“Cascada expands Buick’s lineup with a uniquely fun and personal driving experience,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “With a lower price than key competitors, it also promises to shake up the segment – and look good doing it.”

The 2016 Cascada – designed from the ground up as a convertible – comes well-equipped in a 2+2 configuration, with room for four adults. Performance is rooted in a 200-horsepower (149 kW) turbo engine, backed by a six-speed automatic transmission, with Buick’s sophisticated HiPer Strut front suspension and a Watts Z-link rear suspension standard.

Additional standard features:
  • Acoustically and thermally insulated electro-hydraulic power roof that lowers in only 17 seconds at speeds up to 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
A Cascada Premium model, priced at $36,990, adds:
  • 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
  • Front and rear air deflectors.

The Cascada also offers plenty of storage space, including 13.4 cubic feet of cargo room with the top up and 9.8 cubic feet with the top down, as well as a 22.4-inch x 12.6-inch (320 mm x 570 mm) pass-through from the trunk to the passenger compartment. When the 50/50-split rear seat is folded, longer items such as skis and wakeboards can be stowed inside.

Note: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination freight charge but excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Excludes other General Motors vehicles.

Convertibles compared

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet
Starting price
$33,990 (incl. DFC)
$37,525 (incl. DFC)
Standard engine
1.6L Turbo – 200 HP
1.8L Turbo – 170 HP
Standard transmission
six-speed automatic
six-speed automatic (dual-clutch)
Standard wheels
20-inch aluminum
17-inch aluminum
Front suspension
HiPer Strut
MacPherson strut
Rear suspension
compound crank with Z-link
Convertible top
lowers up to 31 mph
lowers up to 31 mph
Leather seating
Heated front seats
Seat adjusters
eight-way power
eight-way manual with four-way power lumbar 
Heated steering wheel
not available
Dual-zone climate control
Rear-view camera system
IntelliLink infotainment
not available
Navigation radio system
Forward Collision Alert
not available
Lane Departure Warning
not available
Front and Rear Park Assist

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