Last week Buick showed off the Cascada to US dealers, causing speculation that the company might be bringing it over from Europe for the 2016 model year. A U.S version would be nearly identical in appearance as its German equivalent, but things under the hood may look a little different. The European model uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the U.S horse power could vary.
Convertible rumors started last year when GM CEO Dan Akerson said the car was “on his wish list to bring over.” Buick company spokesperson Nick Richards has said that “we don’t comment on speculation or rumors,” but it is possible the company just wants to make us sweat a bit. Cascada would be the first affordable four-seat convertible to be made available to the public in many years, in comparison to premium counterparts made by Mercedes, BMW, and Audi.
The U.S trademark on the name was reserved earlier this year, so we may not have to anticipate an official announcement from Buick’s corporate much longer. We have reason to believe that the Cascada should be arriving on American soil as soon as the beginning of 2016. Should that happen, rest assured that you’ll be able to find it at Warsaw Buick GMC as soon as they’re available.