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Buick Cascada not returning for 2020 model year

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Buick has confirmed what many expected: the Cascada convertible won't return for the 2020 model year.

Rumors of the Cascada's demise began making headlines in late 2018 when Opel announced plans to stop building its version of the car in Poland. At the time, the German firm -- which was formerly owned by General Motors -- announced the Cascada had reached the end of its life cycle. Buick refused to comment on its future.

Automotive News learned Buick told its dealers to complete their final orders for the car. Production will end in the summer of 2019. Don't expect a replacement, either. Opel is now owned by Peugeot, so the odds of seeing another one of its models introduced in the United States as a Buick are slim to none. And, the convertible segment is experiencing a sharp decline all over the world, so we don't expect Buick will seek another partner to develop a convertible with. We can't fathom the company doing one on its own.

"The Cascada has played its role in the portfolio perfectly, outselling many other premium convertibles while bringing in [six of every 10] buyers from outside GM," the company said in a statement sent to Automotive News. The publication added Buick has sold about 17,000 examples of the Cascada since adding the model to its portfolio for the 2016 model year.

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