2019 Buick Cascada convertible quietly goes out of producrtion

This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com Motorists in the market for a new Buick Cascada need to act fast. Peugeot-owned Opel has built the last example of the drop-top model in its Gliwice, Poland, factory, and there’s no replacement in sight. Buick announced the Cascada’s demise in early 2019, and GM Authority learned the model went out unceremoniously. There’s no indication that the final example received a commemorative plaque on its dashboard, or is headed to a private collection; photos of it aren’t even available. The dealership who ordered it might not know it’s about to receive the last specimen of the breed. As a non-luxury, front-wheel-drive convertible, the Cascada was marooned on an island that Buick’s rivals abandoned halfway through the 2010s. The Chrysler 200 Convertible and the Volkswagen Eos were discontinued after the 2014 and 2015 model years, respectively. Landing in a class of one likely raised more than a few eyebrows in Buick’s product planning division, but it was a ...

Hurrah! Citroen’s new big saloon will be here shortly. And it’ll be a bold-looking, comfy-riding thing,

Hurrah! Citroen’s new big saloon will be here shortly. And it’ll be a bold-looking, comfy-riding thing, in keeping with the DS, CX, XM and C6 that lie in its ancestry, and all without costing big money. “We are a mainstream player. We would like to be able to offer a wide product line-up, with small, medium-size and bigger cars. “But we’ll remain coherent with our brand positioning, the capacity to be affordable and popular. You can offer a big car without 400bhp engines and all those sorts of things. We will be covering the segment of bigger cars but in line with the Citroen DNA.” Expect it to be spun off the same platform as other big Peugeot/Citroen group cars – so Peugeot 508 and Citroen C5 Aircross – which also means it can offer hybrid power. So will it? “Of course,” says Peugeot. “For the time being our strategy is connected to the PSA technological portfolio. Our ambition from next year onwards is to launch a new car every year with an electrified engine available. Each new Citroen model will offer an electrified answer, in order to be ready by 2025 for 100 per cent of our range to be electrified.” Citroen will still offer internal combustion cars, mind, with EVs and hy...