When this small sedan was launched, in 2011, this model was planned to be offered primarily in China. In the world’s most-populated country, this model instantly became very popular. It is definitely most popular model from Buick in China. So, company decided to offer this mode in North America too. After six years of production, and great sales result, it is time for redesign. New model is completely redesigned and reengineered. Since its primary market is China, this country got new model first. On the other side, North American mode will come next year, as 2018 Buick Verano.
2018 Buick Verano specs
The 2018 Buick Verano will come to North America completely redesigned. We will see plenty of changes and novelties. According to the latest reports, there won’t be some big differences between this and Chinese model. We will only see some different features, but base design will be pretty much the same. New model gets new platform. It is GM’s new D2XX architecture, which is already used for models like Envision, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain etc. Compared to original model, 2018 Buick Verano will feature larger dimensions. New model will be longer and have longer wheelbase, which promises more space inside, and higher overall level of comfort. Despite this growth, it will be lighter too, thanks to new platform, which includes use of light materials.
2018 Verano redesign
New model will be mostly related to new Opel Astra, featuring similar shape. Visual appearance will be completely adapted to the company’s newest design language. When it is about interior, 2018 Verano will come with new, completely redesigned cabin, which will feature new styling, premium materials, and also plenty of modern, hi-tech features in all aspects.
2018 Buick Verano engine
When it is about engines, 2018 Buick Verano will come in two variants. Base model will use company’s new 1.5 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which has max output of 160 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine will be 2.0 liter turbocharged unit, which makes around 260 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. New model will come with 6-speed transmission in standard variant, while new 8-speed automatic should be an option.
2018 Buick Verano release date and price
The 2018 Buick Verano should come next year, but exact date is still unknown. According to some predictions, new model will go around 22.000 dollars.