The first convertible model to be offered by Buick in 25 years, Cascada is all set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2016. It will rival the Audi A3 Cabriolet. Compared to the A3, the company has said that it will be more powerful, will have added features and a more affordable price tag.
Revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, 2016 Buick Cascada 2+2 droptop will closely resemble Opel Cascada but with its own distinctive styling cues and a novel front grille, yet unseen on any Buick model.
2016 Buick Cascada will be powered by a single engine option – 1.6 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine offering 200 hp power and 208 lb/ft torque mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. Its electro hydraulic multilayer soft top can be deployed in 17 seconds, and it can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 kmph).
The roof can be lowered at speeds of upto 31 kmph.
On board standard equipment will include HID headlamps, LED running lights and tail lamps besides dual zone climate controls, heat reflector leather upholstery and heated power front seats. 7 speaker radio package, IntelliLink with 7.0” touchscreen, Rear Park Assist and Rear Camera form the number of infotainment features seen on the 2016 Buick Cascada.
A host of safety features will also be seen on board the 2016 Buick Cascada such as Forward Collision Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Auto Headlamp Control, Rain Sensing Wipers and Front and Rear Air Deflectors.
Pricing of the 2016 Buick Cascada convertible will start at $33,990 (INR 22,47,604), including destination fees for the base trim model while the Premium model is priced at $36,990 (INR 24,44,870). This pricing compares with its closest competitor, the Audi A3 Cabriolet which is priced at $37,525 (INR 24,80,607), a $3,535 (INR 2,33,682) difference.
Buick Cascada Convertible vs Audi A3 Cabriolet