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.
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.
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.