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2016 Cascada is Buick's first convertible in 25 years

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By Zane Merva

Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

1/12/2015


Buick will sell a drop top model in the United States for the first time in a quarter-century. Meet the 2016 Cascada, a 2+2 convertible that will go on sale in about a year.


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The 2016 Buick Cascada will feature:

  • A 1.6L 200-horsepower turbocharged I4 engine
  • Thermally and acoustically insulated cloth top lowers in only 17 seconds
  • Top operates at speeds up to 31mph
  • HiPer Strunt front suspension / Watts Z-link rear suspension

  • Rollover protection bars deploy when a rollover is detected

  • Lane Departure Warning, rear park assist, rearview camera, and Rainsense wipers are available

  • Standard 20-inch wheels

  • Electric belt presenters use telescopic arms to slide belt forward to easy access

  • Electronic rear seat entry system

  • Buick IntelliLink with a seven-inch LCD screen, Siri Eyes Free, and text message alerts

  • OnStar 4G with built in Wifi Hotspot

  • Rear storage space provides 13.4 cubic feet with the top up and 9.8 cubic feet with the top down

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"The Cadcada's design blends the suggestion of speed with sophisticated and uncompromising details," said Holt Ware, Buick exterior design director. "Most Convertibles are designed from existing coupes or sedans, meaning stowage of the top is an afterthought, but not this Buick. It looks handsome and has a premium appearance when the top is lowered - and a perfect, seamless profile when it's up."



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A 1.6L 200-horsepower turbocharged I4 engine

 

if this Engine is Similar to a Family 1 Engine, the Aveo Tuning Scene may have just found the Performance Silver Bullet they have been longing for!

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I was hoping to hear Buick announce their mid sized SUV for 2016. They already have it in China, and should be here. My wife is needing to upgrade her ride in 2016 and that would be perfect.

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