In an effort to reach a younger generation of drivers, Buick has endeavored to shake its reputation as an old man’s car and adopt a sleek new persona, while still retaining the luxury that Buick drivers have enjoyed for decades. This continuing effort takes shape once again in the 2016 Cascada. With this new model, Fort Worth drivers are sure to find a refreshing and innovative vehicle that still embraces classic luxury.
The Cascada is a sleek convertible which draws off (under the hood, at least) the Verano, another one of Buick’s popular sedans aimed at attracting younger customers. Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, said that the Cascada “represents the very best of the brand’s global development practices. It’s a car that will delight customers with a fun spirit and help drive the momentum that’s fueling Buick’s success.”
The Cascada certainly lives up to the representation Buick was hoping for. With its sleek, yet muscular body lines and fast-retracting soft-top, the Cascada certainly has a fun spirit about it. While the car is built to be fun, Buick has not forgotten the luxury that has given the brand its reputation. The interior has four spacious leather appointed seats, capable of being adjusted in eight different ways, as well as a heated steering wheel and dual zone climate control to keep you comfortable whether the top is up or down.
In addition to the fun luxury you’ll enjoy in the appearance and comfort of the Cascada, the convertible also features innovative technology and safety features. An available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot will keep you connected on the go. Not only will your smartphone be able to connect to the Internet, but it can also connect to the Buick IntelliLink system that allows you to play music and make calls hands-free. Other technology features include keyless entry, cruise control, a navigation system, and QuietTuning, which ensures an almost silent drive (at least when the top’s up).
The Cascada also boasts excellent safety technology. A rearview camera, lane departure warning system, and parking assist will help you be a safer driver. The Cascada’s StabiliTrak traction stability control system will keep you safe on wet and slippery roads.
Under the hood, the Cascada has a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 200 horsepower. The Cascada may not be as powerful as a sports car, but it’s already being praised for its smooth handling. In terms of cargo space, the Cascada has 13.4 cubic feet of trunk space when the top is up and 9.8 cubic feet with the top down.
The fuel economy of the Cascada has not been announced yet since the car is not likely to hit dealerships until next year. The expectation, however, is that the Cascada will be one of the most fuel efficient convertibles on the road today. According to Buick, the Cascada will start at $33,065.
If you’re looking for a fun yet luxurious and comfortable car to take cruising around Fort Worth and the surrounding area, be on the lookout for the Cascada next year.