We Render The Opel-Vauxhall-Buick Cascada Coupe12
Though we don’t have a crystal ball by which to predict the future, we do know that compact semi-luxury coupes aren’t exactly the best-selling vehicles in the world. And that brings us to the Buick Cascada: the compact soft-top convertible is actually a very nice car, but the actual market take-rate for such vehicles is quite small. Now, what if the Cascada were available as a hardtop coupe, as we rendered above?
Such a vehicle would be more appealing to potential car buyers for two primary reasons:
- It would likely be less expensive, and therefore more attainable, than the convertible
- It would have significantly more mass-market appeal; in other words, more consumers are interested in a coupe than in a convertible. Sure, a sedan would have even more mass-market appeal than a Cascada coupe, but that’s what the Buick Verano/Excelle GT is, albeit with a different name.
When we think about it like that, we start to wonder why Opel-Buick didn’t make a Cascada coupe in the first place.
So, what do you think: Cascada coupe — yay or nay? Talk to us in the comments.
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I would be first in line for such a car. The Detroit 3 have abondoned the small FWD coupe. For the first time in my 56 years I purchased a foreign car for just that reason. Not everybody wants a small sedan. Some of us with disabilities need the longer door of a coupe.
Surely a missed opportunity.
In Europe and especially the UK, the sensational Opel/Vauxhall Calibra (1989-1999) is still sorely missed, especially in 4×4 200BHP Turbo form. The most aerodynamic production car of its day (courtesy of the great Wayne Cherry) – even now it still turns heads!
GM please stop making jokes. This is not funny anymore. Please do serious things.
the automotive industry is not making fun of a place or a place to sleep.
Huh? Who is making jokes?
look this opel comedy. car visuals on paper end real car on floor. What happend real life car ? I’m Opel faith, and I can not do anything. I do not feel strongly. 15000eur and 0-100kmh 15 sec
Opel already has a coupe hatchback which is called the Astra GTC. A Cascada coupe will definitely steal sales from the Astra GTC, which is sold in small numbers. However, a Cascada coupe would appeal to a global audience whereas the Astra GTC was primarily designed for European tastes.
the profile looks awful. Might as well be a Kia Forte Koup
Yes to the hardtop coupe. It will likely do well. There’s a cycle forming now, catch the wave.
Reminds me of an off Skylark/Grand Am.
I like it but Insignia needs the coupe
The compact coupe was always a good seller and is now dominated by the Honda Civic. Keep the Cascada interior (convertible) in a regular coupe design, it should be a good seller.
Yes PLEASE, I own a 2015 Verano 2.0 Turbo Premium. I like many others would LOVE if they made this a coupe!
I’ll buy one.