Buh-Bye Buick Cascada, You Won’t Be Missed

Production of the Buick Cascada, as well as Europe’s Opel Cascada, UK’s Vauxhall Cascada and the Holden Cascada sold in Australia and New Zealand, has reportedly ceased at the Gliwice plant, in Poland.

According to information received by GMAuthority from an undisclosed source, the last unit of the unloved convertible, and Buick’s first such model in 25 years, rolled off the assembly line in the second quarter of the year.

Also Read: Review: Buick Cascada Works As a Convertible, Stumbles In Other Disciplines

The announcement falls in line with a previous comment made by the GM-owned brand in early 2019, which said that the Cascada won’t live beyond the 2019MY. Sales of the car have constantly dropped in Europe, from 5,910 in 2014 to 1,920 last year. The numbers listed by CarSalesBase revealed that it did slightly better in the United States, with 7,153 sold in 2016, 5,595 in 2017 and 4,136 in 2018.

Buick hasn’t deleted the Cascada from its U.S. website, as dealers probably have a large batch of them to shift. Thus, they are asking $33,070 for the base model, $36,070 for the mid-range Premium and $37,070 for the top-of-the-line Sport Touring, without destination and handling. All variants offer seating for up to 4 occupants and are powered by a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet (281 Nm) of torque.

The convertible is also on sale in Germany, where it starts at €33,995, equal to $37,323 at today’s exchange rates. However, in the UK and Australia, it has been removed from the official Vauxhall and Holden websites.

EDIT:

Contacted by CarScoops, Opel’s Assistant Manager for Corporate Communications, Harald Schmidt, confirmed the demise of the Cascada.

“As we have already announced, the Opel Cascada will not be replaced at the end of its life cycle in order to contribute to European CO2 compliance and to focus on high volume segments. The production of the Opel Cascada ended June 28, but hte car will remain on sale in Europe until the end of 2019.”

Buick has also confirmed the report.

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  • xrnzaaas

    Just look at this thing, looks super bloated and heavy, complete opposite of what a convertible should be like.

  • Craig

    No reason – other than ignorance – for it to be so ‘unloved’.

    • Miknik

      I agree, whilst probably not the world’s most exciting drag race mobile, I still smile a lot more when I see a convertible than when the 749th compact CUV if the year is released….

  • Greg Richards

    The Cascada was too expensive and the engines provided terrible fuel economy that’s why it has been a failure. The U.K version looked good but I only ever saw one on the road in the few years it was on sale here.

    • Stephen G

      That can’t be the reason because that describes just about every Mercedes-Benz ever made.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Buick =/= Mercedes

      • Merc1

        Completely out to lunch.

        M

  • Jay

    Only time I’ve seen this was here and a tv commercial.

    • Bash

      Wow, I didn’t know there is a commercial for it.

      • Jay

        It’s the stupid “that’s not my Buick, that’s my Buick”, they showed a few different models in one commercial.

  • FlamerSmasherMBXCar_Part II

    Bring on the Buick Acosta please General Motors.

    • Avista, but yeah. a more refined luxury camaro would be cool, they could sell it down under as the new Holden Morano as well!

      • Stephen G

        Somebody’s going to Hell for not giving the Avista the green light.

  • DMJ

    It’s heavy and not very efficient, but it looks great on flesh, it’s well built and it has one of the best soft tops in the market, like a Merc C-Class or an Audi A5. It´s a good car to buy used to drive on weekends.

    • Merc1

      It doesn’t come close to a C or A5 convertible.

      M

  • William rowe

    wrong time for anything but a cuv or suv in this day and age

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    It was a terrible value, no wonder why it’s dead.

    It was expensive, small but still outrageously heavy and powered by a tiny four cylinder.

    • Bash

      And, it was an opel. Don’t forget that.

    • Merc1

      Bingo. That is it exactly. Classic half-baked GM product.

      M

      • Ben

        GM seemingly never can get the puzzle right. They have the opportunity and ability, but never execute properly and then right when the pieces start coming together, BOOM, they cancel it. The Pontiac G8 or SS should have been allowed time to evolve. Hell, even restructuring HUMMER would have been very profitable for them currently with the crazy for SUVs(particularly offroaders).

        • Merc1

          I agree which is why I don’t get why people continue to support GM. They have had YEARS to get it right and they never can. The only car I see them getting right from the start is this new C8 Corvette. Everything else is just half-assed.

          M

    • brn

      I feel like you just described half of Mazda’s inventory.

    • Baeyoung ❂

      but not bad cars…

  • charlotteharry57

    It was overpriced and undercontented. BUT, my dad would’ve bought one, since he was a confirmed convertible lover and there are no other choices in the sub-luxury segment (unless I’m forgetting one).

  • Mr. EP9

    Let’s have a moment of silence for all the hairdressers out there. I feel your pain.

    /s

    • db

      I like your new avatar EP.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      Hairdressers don’t drive these; they drive X’5s and GLC’s.

  • Dude

    I’ll miss it, even if it was boring. We need more convertibles in the US

  • J-Triumf

    It’s a shame it wasn’t loved, the Cascada was one of the better looking cars to ever wear a Buick badge or be a convertible. Obviously the weight and driving dynamics didn’t do it any favors, but at the very least I wish more companies could bring back this super-aerodynamic design language with the steeply-raked windshields and more rounded noses, so much better than the generic long-hood high-grille trends that are blanding up new cars lately.

  • Bash

    Never seen a handful of fine women in such a short commercial. On the other hand I kinda liked the color of that opel. lol

  • leroyk

    Wow, now Buick is down to which size SUV would you like ? Or a Regal. And we now the Regal is on life support until the Opel contract ends. Definitely no hope for an Avista now 🙂

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