Buick has announced a $33,990 starting price for the Cascada, their first US-spec convertible in the last 25 years.

Buick has announced a $33,990 starting price for the Cascada, their first US-spec convertible in the last 25 years.

The model made the journey from Europe to North America back in January at NAIAS in Detroit and now has a starting price which is actually significantly lower than the smaller $37,535 Audi A3 Cabriolet. This is basically America's version of the Opel Cascada and will start hitting dealerships early next year featuring plenty of standard kit, including dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, 7-inch touchscreen display, LED daytime running lights & taillights, along with remote start.

It has an acoustically and thermally insulated electro-hydraulic power roof that is lowered in 17 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h). The 2016 Buick Cascada also gets standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, front & rear power outlets and a leather-covered steering wheel while the bi-color 20-inch alloys are also part of the deal.

Those willing to upgrade to the $36,990 Premium trim will be able to enjoy front & rear air deflectors, front & rear park assist, automatic headlights (with tunnel detection), automatic wipers, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and different 20-inch rims featuring a "diamond graphic" bi-color finish.

Buick is offering the 2016 Cascada exclusively with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine pushing out 200 bhp (149 kW) and 206 lb-ft (221 lb-ft with overboost) sent to the road through a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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