There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind blow through your hair as you drive along a scenic road, which is what makes convertibles so popular. With the new Buick Cascada coming soon, there will be a stylish new option on the market.
Engineers found a way to blend the Buick Cascada’s safety features into the car without compromising its styling.
The Cascada has a reinforced structure to give the car extra strength and rigidity. It also features rollover protection bars that are spring-loaded and located behind the front seats. They are linked to the air bag system and when deployed extend 14 inches into the air to match the height of the windshield.
“Intelligent design is a hallmark of Buick’s renaissance and the all-new Cascada advances that legacy with seamless integration of great convertible design and safety,” said Holt Ware, Buick exterior design director, in a statement. “It’s a design that fosters the Cascada’s clean, uninterrupted lines while helping enable confident, top-down driving enjoyment.”
Other engineered safety measures include press-hardened steel in the inner structure of the A-pillars, reinforced rocker panels, and underbody reinforcement with X-braces and V-braces.
Because of all of these reinforcements, the Cascada’s structure is extremely rigid. This will give drivers a fantastically responsive driving experience.
Be on the lookout for the 2016 Buick Cascada, which is due to arrive at Hatfield Buick GMC early next year.