Recently unveiled at the North American Auto Show, 2016 Buick Cascada is the going to be the torch-bearer for Buick in the luxurious convertible car category. There is however nothing to cheer for Australian and UK market as it has already been marketed under Holden and Vauxhall badges respectively. But the higher authorities of Buick promise to make this convertible vehicle different in ride and feel. According Vice President of Buick Duncan Aldred Cascada 2016 will be a “beautiful, engaging convertible” that also aims to “delight customers with its fun spirit”.
2016 Buick Cascada – Beautiful convertible Exterior:
“Cascada” means rainfall in Spanish. Ironically 2016 Buick Cascada will not feature their trademark “waterfall” grill. Speaking more on grill, this convertible does have grille with tri-shield emblem that provides some newness to its exterior if compared to already what is available of this convertible in European and Australian markets.
Full frontal look will give the 2016 Buick Cascada a wedge like view with smothered “A” pillar. Some real premium appearance has been achieved courtesy chrome trim bridges and these trims have been done between its wings shaped tail lights that are powered with LED technology.
Questions are bound to pop up about its roof’s convertibility features. Here is what has been done in 2016 Buick Cascada- rearward opening rear deck lid ensures that soft top could be stored without any damage. Multi layered construction for roof system has been which is powered with electro hydraulic power.
All in all here’s what settles the exterior in terms of measurement and dimensions wheel base of 106.1 inches, overall height and length measures 56.8 and 184.9 inches respectively.
Cargo room deserves a special mention which is 13.4 cubic feet with the top up and 9.8 cubic feet with its top down. Most of the interior refinements are pretty soft-touch types despite little or no use of leather upholstery, features that can once give a déjà vu feeling of European and Australian variants of 2016 Buick Cascada.
This essentially designed 2016 Buick Cascada convertible has been equipped with heated seats to provide maximum comfort to front seat riders. Buick Intellilink has been with its seven-inch color touch screen that Siri Eyes for Apple phones having higher OS for navigation.
Smart safety features:
Virtually all necessary features to ensure safety can be found in 2016 Buick Cascada. These include lane departure warning, rear view camera, rear park assist windshield wipers that have Rain sense capabilities and also very thoughtful rollover protection bars. OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot complete infotainment.
2016 Buick Cascada – Drivetrain:
Early production models of 2016 Buck Cascada is sure to 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct injection system which could deliver 200 HP with 206 lb/ft of torque that can further be upped to 221 lb/ft limited over boost feature. Transmission will be that of six-speed automatic. Such drivetrain certainly give a comfortable ride with decent experience.
2016 Buick Cascada – Release Date, Price and Competitors:
2016 Buick Cascada price is still a bit of mystery but certain pointers suggest it could be around $33,000 to take head on competition with Audi A3 and BMW 2 series. The release date of new is set for end of 2016.