Considering recent changes on this compact car, it is pretty certain that 2019 Buick Verano will come without bigger changes. An entry-level sedan as hatchback was originally introduced in 2011. While the original model was available in North America as well, the current second-generation model is available in China only. Latest reports suggest that this state will remain and that this car won’t come back to the U.S. in the near future for sure.
Speaking of the Chinese model, the current version is present since 2016. After only two years, the company introduced few changes on the styling. So, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Verano will come pretty much the same as the recently updated 2018-year model. There are few tweaks on the exterior, but the core remains the same. Expect some minor tweaks in terms of new colors and standard equipment for the next year.
2019 Buick Verano without bigger changes
The 2019 Buick Verano will continue in the same way. This is an entry-level luxury sedan which shares a lot of things with Opel Astra. It comes in two body style variants – sedan and hatchback. It rides on the GM’s familiar D2XX platform, which underprints numerous models from GM brands. Just like we’ve mentioned, the current generation is present since 2016, but we have seen an update already.
The 2019 Buick Verano will continue in the same way as a 2018-year model, featuring new grille design, as well as tweaked headlights. Rest of the car is pretty much the same as on the 2017-year model. For the next year, the only possible change could be in terms of new standard equipment. The company could offer few additional standard features, but don’t expect anything special.
When it comes to the interior design, things will remain the same, although we could see new color schemes in the offer, as well as an updated version of the infotainment system. Rest of the cabin should remain the same.
2019 Buick Verano engines
The 2019 Buick Verano will carry on with the same engines. Since this model is designed for China and it’s not available in the U.S. it seems natural that there are no large and powerful engines in the offer.
Chinese drivers prefer efficiency, so the base engine is a 1.5-liter turbo inline-four unit which delivers around 170 horses.
On the other side, there is an optional 2.0-liter unit, for those who prefer more power. For this occasion, this efficient four-cylinder engine delivers around 250 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the transmission choice, base models come with a 6-speed automatic. On the other side, a newer 8-speed automatic gearbox is offered as optional. Finally, there is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, reserved for the hi-performance GS version.
2019 Buick Verano release date and price
The 2019 Buick Verano should come in usual time. This means somewhere in the third quarter of the year. Since there will be no bigger changes, it would be somewhere in December. On the Chinese market, this sedan goes around 21.000-22.000 dollars in the base variant.
2019 Buick Verano future
This sedan is hugely popular in China, just like all Buick models. So, it’s not wondering that designers focus on the preferences of Chinese drivers. The current generation is expected to carry on for another four years, at least. Until the redesign, we will probably see one more update, which could include both aesthetic and mechanical changes. The third generation will once again come to China as a primary market, but it’s impossible to see this car offered in North America once again.