Buick's new Cascada is the only convertible in its current lineup. The cloth top powers down in 17 seconds while the car is traveling at speeds up to 31 mph.

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The front of the Cascada shows some new styling cues for Buick design, including subtle LED running lights.

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Heavy contours mark the sides, and 20-inch wheels will come standard.

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A single tailpipe at the rear expels the exhaust from a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine.

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The tonneau cover on four-seater convertibles tends to necessitate a tubby look, which Buick mitigates through front and side styling.

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The soft top uses an acoustic layer, which should lower road noise when occupants want a little shade.

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Front seats incorporate side bolsters, hinting at Buick's sporting intention with the Cascada.

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Buick calls the Cascada's seating 2+2, meaning the rear seats will be a strain for a full-size adult.

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The Cascada's dashboard shows conservative styling, as it uses real gauges instead of an LCD panel. The center touchscreen serves as the interface for Buick IntelliLink.

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The six-speed automatic transmission includes a manual shift mode.

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