2019 Buick Cascada Sees Three Minor Revisions15
The Buick Cascada continues to fill the “white space” that Buick has been pursuing for the last several years. Despite sales volume for the small convertible trending downward, the model is attracting new customers – with nearly 70 percent of Cascada buyers being new to Buick. And for the 2019 model year, the Polish-built Cascada sees several minor changes, updates and new features.
First, the Carrageen Metallic exterior color is discontinued, bringing the exterior Buick Cascada color palette down to seven choices:
- Rioja Red Metallic
- Summit White
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Sport Red
- Smoked Pearl Metallic
- Flip Chip Silver Metallic
The second and third changes are all about removing the package ordering restrictions on the model:
- The Sport Red exterior color no longer requires the Dark Effects Package. By comparison, ordering the Sport Red hue on the 2018 Buick Cascada automatically added the Dark Effects Package
- The Sport Red exterior color is now available with the Light Neutral seats and Jet Black accents. The Sport Red interior on the 2018 Buick Cascada, by comparison, was only available with the Jet Black seats with Jet Black accents interior color combination.
And that does it for the 2019 Cascada changes, though it is possible that more changes will be released as the year goes on. Even so, we believe that they will be limited to color and trim changes.
About Buick Cascada
The Buick Cascada is a compact convertible. The current, first-generation Cascada was introduced for the 2016 model year. Essentially a rebadged Opel/Vauxhall Cascada, the vehicle is based on a variant of the GM Delta II platform shared with the Opel Astra and first-generation Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt and Opel Astra J.
For the 2018 model year, the Cascada gets three new exterior colors, two new convertible top colors and expanded availability of the Dark Effects Package.
The Buick Cascada is built exclusively at the GM-Opel Gliwice, Poland factory operated by GM/Opel Europe, which earlier this year was sold to PSA Groupe, along with all of Opel and Vauxhall.
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This would be such a more desirable car if they would do to this what they did to the Encore in 2017…get rid of all those damn buttons underneath the infotainment screen and give it the updated 8 inch screen in all the current Buicks. Other than that it’s great car I think.
Why does GM make a niche car like this but no el Camino when trucks are so popular?
Because this car is all set and ready to go from Opel in Europe. The el Camino would need to be developed from scratch.
The El Camino is already designed and was in production in Australia. I’m sure the tooling is still available. Google “Holden Ute”
The Ute is gone as is the Zeta platform from which it was based upon.
It’s simply not worth it to restart a factory line and hire production teams to churn out a single model variant of out of production car for sale to a handful of consumers in America just so the badge on the tailgate reads ‘El Camino’ that gives them a slight trill at the idea that they are reliving the 60’s again.
A new El Camino would truly need to be made from scratch, and to repurpose an existing platform that wasn’t engineered with a car-like pickup in mind would also be expensive.
If the ElCamino was that popular, it wouldn’t have gone out of production 30 years ago……
Does that 70% new to Buick still hold?
Even if it does, that’d mean 140 newbies (nationally) in Jan, and – what – 3800 ‘converts’ for all of 2017.
It’s a fun car, cute, but a bit of an extravagance for a brand struggling to sell anything other than Encore, Envision and Enclave.
Just not sure how it makes sense, financially. And the made by Opel thing only complicates it.
That said, white ones seem to be popular in Naples, FL – probably not the optimal demographic, but there y’go.
It makes financial sense because they didn’t do anything costly to it. All they did was re-badge it as a Buick. And have you seen the prices it sells at? It’s essentially a last gen Cruze/Verano convertible that GM can almost charge $40,000 for. Pure profit. And it does put some dressing in the Buick showroom that’s badly needed.
I was hoping for a full dash redesign as well as a new front clip – the front bumper / grill / lights date this car, but financially I know why GM didn’t bother.
Verano is one of the smarter things GM has done for Buick.
60-percent of Buick Cascada buyers are new to General Motors as this is very telling of how the Cascada cannot find support from buyers of past GM owners; but the argument remains as Buick’s Cascada is overpriced as it is more expensive than a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, underpowered and overweight as mileage has a EPA highway rating of just 29 miles.
NOBODY cross shops Cascada and Camaro. They are honestly, completely different ends of the convertible spectrum.
The Cascada has a usable rear seat, is focused on comfort, is focused on isolating the driver from the road and letting them focus on the open air experience. It’s styling is “refined” or “classy” but definitely subdued. It’s an Audi on a budget.
The Camaro has no rear seat for practical purposes (I’ve rented them for a total of 20 days now, I can’t even put my 8 and 10 year old kids behind me), and is completely focused on driving enjoyment, which it delivers in a world class sports car package. There’s no other car cheaper than a Vette I’d rather pilot down a country two – lane. But the styling and practicality is not everyone’s cup of tea.
I’d just rather the (tiny) car didn’t weigh nearly 4,000 lbs…
will the 2019 Cascada get the new Buick grill seen on every model except the Envision (although it is getting it)
My wife loves her 2016 Cascada and I have to admit that it is a fun car to drive. Everyone complains about the “buttons” but you easily get used to them if you drive the car regularly. Two easy improvements though would be blind spot monitoring and keyless ignition. Other than that, it is an excellent little convertible.
GM is so slowwwwww when it comes to making their vehicles better but still trying to go the cheap route GM needs a reality check and also to catch up to 2018
Brian, I was thinking the same thing about the dated front facada. It needs the new Opel/Buick headlamps, and a less 2012 grille.
Does anyone know if Buick will loose use of the Encore/Regal L shaped lamps? I believe they were on Avista, too?
And where is Mark Adams? GM, PSA or neither? He’s sort of my hero.