There will be a great similarity between Opel Astra and the 2018 Buick Cascada, and the latter’s sales will be spearheaded in the European market. The Cascada series first came up in 2015, and the manufacturers have maintained luxury designs till date. It is specially built for the US roads.
The 2018 Buick Cascada is expected to compete favorably with other automobiles, like Audi A3 Cabriolet and BMW 2 Series Convertible when it finally hits the auto market. Aside from being functional, the automobile is equally cosmetic and also features win-some aesthetics.
2018 Buick Cascada – Design and Safety Features
The automobile is convertible; however, its design is based on a coupe platform. The GM’s modular architecture forms the basis for its design concept. The Old Astra J and the Regal versions inspired many of its design components.
The front and the back of 2018 Buick Cascada feature rounded ends. The chrome details on the waterfall grille design make the front fascia stand out. Its tail-lamps and the headlights also feature LED lighting technology. The performance will be stronger than what obtains in BMW M4 convertible, though it will be heavier than the latter. The drive experience is better improved via the HiPer Strut suspension included by GM.
The electro-hydraulic roof can retract in just 17 seconds provided 2018 Buick Cascada is at a speed of 31 mph minimum. However, rolling back the roof increases the cargo space to 9.8 cubic feet. The 18 inches wheels will be featured on the base trims, while 20 inches wheels will be fitted to the premium trims. Be that as it may, the only available color for the bodywork is a True Blue Metallic finish along with a fabric power top presented in black color. The leather upholstery will improve comfort while driving.
Infotainment System and Safety
The console will bear a touchscreen featuring infotainment services; other inclusions are adaptive cruise control, Smartphone integration support, CD/DVD player slots, USB ports and also a satellite radio. The interior features flat-bottom steering wheel, sports pedals, and magical interior trim.
The safety in the automobile is further improved by the inclusion of six airbags; it equally has better traction and stability controls. Forward Collision Alert System and Rain-Sense Wipers will be featured in the premium version. Other optional features are Dual Power Front Bucket Seats, UV-Reflective Leather Upholstery, and GPS Navigation.
Turbocharged Engine in the 2018 Buick Cascada
In the base trim, eager buyers can look forward to a 1.6-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that can generate 200 hp with 200 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The rumor has it that the Buick has a plan for a hybrid power train in the offing. However, the specifications for the rumored version are not presently available.
MRSP and Release Date
The base model of 2018 Buick Cascada is expected to sell for $33,990, and buyers may have to fork out about $37,000 for the premium version. The automobile is expected to be launched in the latter part of 2017, but the actual release date is yet to be made public by GM.