Recently 2017 Buick Verano made its appearance in Shanghai Motor Show but this concept which was shown in the auto show was particularly designed for Chinese market. Verano will be known as Wei Lang in China and will be also available for online purchase. However, 2017 version of Verano will make its debut in North America in later part of 2016. Verano first made its debut in the automotive market in the year 2012 as a 2013 model. But the tenure of this first generation model is gradually fading, so Buick had decided to bring a second generation model which will be a 2017 model. Both China and U.S model will share similar appearance except few differences in styling and features.
2017 Buick Verano – New Design Changes:
All new 2017 Buick Verano will borrow a lot of its features from 2016 Opel Vauxhall Astra K sedan. Both of these models will also share same platform, which is a GM’s new highly acclaimed global platform known as D2XX platform. This new platform will also become a part of new Chevrolet Cruze family. Because of this new D2XX platform, Verano will reduce a considerable amount of weight and will weigh much lesser than its predecessor. This reduced weight will help the sedan in achieving high performance, easy handling and high mileage.
Most of the changes that would be applied on the sedan will be evident on outside surface. To improve the design platform, new sheet metal will be applied on outer surface along with a new design language from Buick. The expected noticeable changes that we might see in exterior are:
- Distinctive horizontal grill with chrome outer rim.
- Wing shaped HID xenon headlight with chrome bars.
- LED daytime running facility.
- Elegant fog lamp.
- Shiny side mirror with LED indicator.
- Chrome door handle.
- New rooflines.
- More option in mechanics package.
- New 17 inch wheels.
Improved Inner Cabin:
Inside the cabin you will find lots of new comfort and convenient features along with various modified equipment. Buick will upscale the materials that will be used in seats and in other amenities. Convenience features will include OnStar system, keyless entry, wireless amenities, GPS navigation, dual zone air conditioning, heated steering wheel etc. Verano will be also known as Little Regal.
2017 Buick Verano – Engine and Fuel Economy:
2017 Buick Verano will be powered by a 2.4 liter motor which can produce 180 HP and torque of 230 lb-ft. Turbo trim of Verano will adopt a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that can produce 250 HP and 353 Nm of torque.
It will get a six speed gear box along with manual shifting feature which will eventually help the car in producing a fuel economy of 38 mpg in average.
2017 Buick Verano – Expected Arrival Date and Price:
2017 Buick Verano is expected to get its release date by the end of 2016 but there is a possibility that release date might get extended to the first quarter of 2017. The Buick Verano price will range around $30,000 to $35,000.