It’s good to know that we’re not the only ones that can see the Opel Adam mini car and Cascada convertible as Buick models here in North America, as General Motors CEO Dan Akerson also seems to think so.
In an Automotive News report, Akerson was cited as wanting to see these youthful vehicles in Buick showrooms in America (as well as China), but there are a lot of roadblocks that are keeping these moves from happening. The biggest is perhaps the manufacturing costs. As both Opel vehicles are built in Germany, it would be an expensive proposition to import the vehicles — should they not opt to retool a facility here in North America for the project (which would also be expensive). Then there’s the whole cost to get the vehicles approved federally, allowing for their sale in the ‘States.
Still, those same road blocks aren’t stopping the Chevrolet SS from coming over from Australia, so maybe there’s hope.