Buick will be assembling the brand new Cascada drop-top at the Poland facility and the model will be eventually offered in Australia and New Zealand too, with the Holden badges on its body.
The Cascada is getting ready to become a global vehicle, after its introduction as an Opel last year, with the addition of the Buick variant which will be offered in the United States. The model will be put together in the Poland facility and it will also be sold in Australia and in New Zealand as a Holden.
“This makes the Cascada a convertible triplet on three continents – a very nice compliment and even more proof of the appeal of our large convertible”, said Karl Thomas Neumann, the Opel Group CEO.
The Buick Cascada has been officially presented to the public at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The model is the company’s first convertible in 25 years and it is basically a rebadged version of the Vauxhall / Opel Cascada. It has a rakish windscreen, LED infused headlights, a soft top which can be opened and closed at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph) in 17 seconds, some chrome trim, 20-inch alloy wheels and so on. The vehicle will be offered with a 1.6L engine with 200 HP (149 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque on the North American continent, connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It will go on sale in early 2016. No pricing details have been announced yet.