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Production of the 2016 Buick Cascada Has Begun in Poland

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Production of the 2016 Buick Cascada has officially begun in Poland

2016 Buick Cascada
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The 2016 Buick Cascada may be the first convertible produced by Buick in 25 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s being produced in the United States.

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Production of the new Cascada has officially begun and it’s currently taking place in Gliwice, Poland, at the GM-Opel production plant. This is the first time since the plant opened in 1998 that it’s producing a vehicle for the distinct purpose of US bound exportation.

The GM Plant in Gliwice also produces the Holden Astra, as well as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra. In fact, the same assembly line producing both of the Astra models will also be producing a large portion of the 2016 Buick Cascada.

The Gliwice plant is expected to produce as many as 160,000 vehicles in 2015, which is almost double the 89,000 it produced in 2014. The overwhelming success of the Astra K is a major reason for the plant’s growth. Additionally, the plant is scheduled to produce more than 200,000 vehicles in 2016.

Dealers have already ordered more than 5,000 units of the 2016 Buick Cascada.

The new Cascada will feature a 200 horsepower turbo engine and is scheduled to go on sale very early in 2016.

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News Source: GM Authority

  • Rod ShelffoContributor

    After four years in The Marine Corp, Rod formed a career at Hatfield Buick GMC that has spanned more than 25 years. He is married to Lori, has one daughter, Staci, and two grandkids, Kimberlyn and Kaden. He's an avid golfer and past president and active member of the Redlands Optimist Club.