We’re sure there are many on this site eager to check out Buick’s new Cascada convertible. For starters, it’s the first Buick convertible in a quarter of a century, and it’s also one of General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] cars developed in Europe by the Opel brand.
We can now confirm for anyone considering buying a Cascada a starting price of $33,990, including destination. There’s only one configuration available, though there is a Premium model starting at $36,990, also with destination, which adds a few extras.
All 2016 Cascadas come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque (221 lb-ft with overboost). The only transmission is a six-speed automatic, and drive is to the front wheels only.
Even with the base model, you get quite a lot of standard kit. The items include a 7.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a seven-speaker sound system, a backup camera, Buick IntelliLink connectivity, remote start, heated leather seats and steering wheel, 20-inch wheels, and rear park assist.
Opt for the Premium model and you get a few extras including front and rear park assist as well as automatic headlights, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
Sales of the 2016 Buick Cascada commence early next year. Buick touts the Audi A3 Cabriolet as being the car’s closest rival, and is quick to point out that the Audi will cost you close to $3.5k more.