In early 2016 Buick dealerships in the United States will go a stylish four-seater convertible Cascada. This is the fourth model of the American brand, created in cooperation with the German company Opel.
At the Detroit Auto Show Buick company presented pre-version of the model Cascada. The novelty will be the first gig in the range of the brand in the last 25 years of its existence. From his self-titled transatlantic fellow Opel car differs different grille design with the company’s logo Buick, lighting fixtures, corresponding to US standards, as well as a complete set of materials and finishes.
Examples of such “rebeydzhinga” does not unique – the same procedure previously undergone Opel Mokka (Buick Encore), Opel Astra (Buick Verano) and Opel Insignia (Buick Regal). The purpose of such a “masquerade” is a significant reduction in the cost of development of new models, expansion of the existing lineup, as well as capacity utilization. In this case, General Motors has plans to increase the profitability of the company’s Polish plant in Gliwice.
Buick Cascada will be equipped with a 1.6-liter 200-horsepower engine ECOTEC with direct injection and turbocharging. Maximum torque of the petrol “four” is 300 Nm. And realize this might help a 6-step “automatic”.
Lightly pressing a button on the center console enough to cloth after 17 seconds the top disappeared in a special niche behind the rear seats, and perform this simple operation is possible at speeds up to 50 km / h.
American buyers will receive as standard 20-inch alloy wheels, Kodanev trim, front power seat mechanism and automatic offset forward for easy access to the back row of information IntelliLink infotainment system with 7-inch color touch screen, etc.. Option.
Interestingly, in the US market convertibles increased over the past four years by 3 percent (more than 131 thousand cars). Moreover, more than a third of buyers when changing the machine again prefer to purchase a convertible.