The upcoming Buick Cascada is one of the most highly anticipated new models at the moment. In fact, it’s one of the most awaited Buick models in a long time. The Cascada is generating a lot of buzz about the direction in which Buick design is heading, so we thought we would take the time to reflect on some past Buick convertibles that have influenced the new Cascada.
The 2016 Cascada will be the first Buick convertible offered in 25 years. A strong design and powerful engine—something Buick is very familiar with—will be present in the Cascada. Below we have listed some of the most popular convertibles of Buick’s past.
1908 Buick Runabout
- Original Price: $900
- Engine: T-head in-line 4-cylinder, 40 horsepower
- Produced in Flint, MI, and needed around-the-clock shifts, seven days a week to keep up with demand
1936 Buick Century Series 60
- First Buick to reach 100 mph
- Only 717 Series 60 models were built
- Advertising materials promoted the car’s ability to go from 10 to 60 mph in less than 20 seconds
1962 Buick Special
- Engine: Fireball V6—First American car to use a V6 engine in volume production
- Manually operated top, could be lowered with one hand
- Motor Trend’s 1962 Car of the Year
1991 Buick Reatta Two-Door Convertible
- Debuted at the North American International Auto Show in 1990
- First two-seater convertible since the 1940 Model 46
It’s no secret that Buick has an extensive history creating award-winning convertibles, and the automaker hopes to continue that trend with the 2016 Cascada. The new Cascada will be available starting in early 2016!