While digging up information surrounding the next-generation Buick Regal, we stumbled across information that confirms GM is already planning a second generation of the upcoming Buick Cascada convertible. The apparent plan for a second generation is not entirely surprising given the fact the Cascada has actually been on the market in Europe since March 2013, despite the Buick version just now launching in North America.
According to the documents obtained by AutoVerdict GM is planning to launch a second generation Opel Cascada in July 2019. The document also asserts that a second generation of the Buick variant will launch at the same time. The new car will be built off GM’s global D2 architecture that underpins the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and other small cars in the company’s global portfolio.
Like the current Cascada, the new one is expected to be produced at GM’s Gliwice, Belgium assembly plant.
Of course, product plans can change this far out, but it is encouraging to see that Buick product plans include something other than sedans and crossovers for years to come. It’s also encouraging to see that Opel and Buick will start launching new products concurrently as their portfolios become more aligned into the future.