TodayApril 15, 2022

Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer

Buick Cascada – Liz Wetzel, Buick Cascada interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show pre-show.

The last time Buick made a convertible, the Reatta, in the United States George H.W. Bush was President.

There are two models; Buick Cascada and Cascada Premium.

You can see, from watching the video, that one can drive the vehicle at speeds up to31 mph and retract the soft-top in 17 seconds. It’s a great vehicle to drive around Key West, getting 20 city/27 highway EPA estimated fuel economy. Even if it is a bit cold, you can put the wind deflector up, the heat on, the heated seat, and the heated steering wheel on as you drive the coral coastline.

The new Buick Cascada is the old Opel Cascada, manufactured in Gliwice, Poland. The main competitors are Audi A3 Cabriolet, Lexus IS convertible.

Watch as Wetzel takes us through the four-seat ragtop convertible that is built on GM’s Delta II platform, which is shared with the Buick Verano, Opel Astra, and Chevy Cruze. 

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.