There have been various rumours of the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada four seat convertible being sold in America under the Buick brand since General Motors CEO Dan Akerson hinted that the car may be amalgamated for the US market.
Latest filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office reveal that the Cascada name has been registered by GM’s Opel division which opens the question that if the Cascada does make it to American shores whether it will wear an Buick or Opel badge. Either way, it is looking increasingly likely that this convertible car will be launched in the United States within the next couple of years.
General Motors currently only offer the less roomy Camero Convertible in the US with no more practical alternatives to compete with the various German imports. The Cascada was designed and built by General Motor’s European brands as a mid-sized mass-market convertible to compete with Renault Megane Convertible and Peugeot 308CC as well as premium brand cars such as the Audi A5. Akerson has voiced his regrets that the Cascada wasn’t developed in the US but at this time GM was planning to sell off Opel-Vauxhall during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring.