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    Detroit Auto Show Teaser: Buick Convertible... is it the Cascada?

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      Buick teases us with a picture of a convertible ahead of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

    Buick today posted a picture of their display for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that begins next week. If you look closely at the picture, you can clearly see a convertible suspended from a large ribbon like structure over top of the rest of the cars on the floor and it looks a lot like the Opel Cascada.

    Speculation has run rampant about the possibility of Buick introducing the Cascada to the US for a while now. In fact, we even sent Buick our take on the Cascada during our Buick Week feature back in 2012.

    The Opel Cascada was unveiled in October 2012. It is a 2 by 2 convertible that can raise or retract its top in 17 seconds and while moving at speeds up to about 30 mph. As an Opel, the Cascada is available in a 1.4T gasoline, a 1.6T gasoline, and a 2.0T diesel. It is unlikely that the diesel will be making an appearance in the US, but both other engines should be considered a possibility.

    Buick doesn't have a press conference scheduled during the actual show days, but there is a pre-show event being held on Sunday, January 11th that the CheersandGears.com crew has been invited to, so keep it tuned here for more updates and releases as we get them.

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    Would be a good idea, convertibles bring a youthful appeal to a brand.  Plus GM only has the Camaro and Corvette as convertibles, and not everyone wants a muscle car.  And outside of luxury and sports cars there aren't many convertibles, the old Chrysler Sebring/200 (we'll see if they do another) and the Eos are really it.  There is the Beetle and the Mini Cooper, but they are sort of quirky and impractical. 

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    Eos is dead I think.  The Cascada is a good looking convertible, I wonder what the Buick version will look like, and what it will be called.

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    Nice car and it will not harm Buick in any way. But it also will have a small effect on Buick as a whole.

     

    in other words I am glad they have it but I do not expect this will change much with Buick. The coming new Lacrosse and Monza base sedans will change what people think of Buick.

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    So long as it has a waterfall grille, Ventiports, a SweepSpear and a chrome strip tying horizontally-themed taillights together, I don't care what they call it.

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