Last week, Buick released a teaser image of next-gen Verano. Now this model has made its public debut at Auto Shanghai. The level of refinement is even more as compared to the present model. The front bears very distinctive looks with corporate waterfall grille. The headlights feature HID xenon technology. These are wing shaped and also have LED daytime running lights. The wing shape can be seen in the car’s taillights too.
The car runs on ten-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. Similar to the other products by Buick, the beltline is double-sweep. The CN-spec Verano 2016 is equipped with a redesigned chassis. The chassis has been revised so as to make it suitable for the Chinese roads. The tires are Continental MC5 low-rolling resistance 225/45 R17.
The new model is powered by SIDI 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. This unit generates a power of 169 PS at 5,600 rpm. The torque output of 250 Nm is obtained in the range 1,700 rpm to 4,400 rpm. The drag coefficient is 0.27 and the car makers have installed stop/start as standard.
The car consumes 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 km. The economy amounts to US- 38.5 mpg and UK- 46.3 mpg. Buick says that this model is meant for customers who value a dynamic and personal driving experience. The car is scheduled to hit the Chinese showrooms in the second half of 2015.
Verano is based on the concept car Riviera that made its debut in 2013. The design cues have been taken from another concept car Avenir. This one premiered at North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this year. It represents the creative interpretation of the car maker’s classic styling. At the same time, the dynamism and elegance of the new-generation models of Buick have been exemplified too with the launch of this model.