2015 NAIAS LIVE: 2016 Buick Cascada image

The 2016 Buick Cascada has been officially introduced at the 2015 NAIAS, in a premiere, as the model will go on sale early next year.

Buick’s first convertible in 25 years, the Cascada, has been shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, recently, as the model in question will be going on sale starting from early next year. The vehicle is basically a rebadged version of the Opel / Vauxhall Cascada and it is coming with LED infused headlights, with a rakish windscreen, chrome trim, a soft top which can be opened or closed at speeds up to 50 km (31 miles) in 17 seconds, 20-inch alloy wheels and several other tweaks.

The 2016 Buick Cascada is also getting an upscale styling in its cabin too, where we can find the metallic accents, the heated front seats, the electric seatbelt presenters, the rear-seat entry system which is automatically moving the front seats forward, the 7-inch display system for the IntelliLink infotainment system and more goodies, including the lane departure warning system, the rain sensing wipers, the rearview camera or the pop-up rollover bars.

The North American based automaker says that the 2016 Buick Cascada has a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, which is rated at 200 HP (149 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. This can reach 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) with overboost. The unit is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Buick Cascada will go on sale early next year. Pricing will be announced probably close to its sale date.