This is the new 2016 Buick Verano for China
Published on June 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the production version of the all-new 2016 Buick Verano sedan, and it has become quite a beautiful car, especially in red. The new Buick Verano debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, and it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this month.
The Verano will be positioned between the recently launched new Buick Excelle GT and the aging Buick Regal. It is the first time that Buick uses the ‘Verano’ name in China. The Chinese name is Weilang (威朗). The Verano is manufactured by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
There will be two four-cylinder petrol engines available: a 118hp 1.5 mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, and a 170hp 1.5 turbo mated to a seven-speed DCT. Size: 4718/1802/1466, and wheelbase is 2700.
Price will range from around 135.000 yuan to some 185.000 yuan ($21.530 – 29.510).
Buick is using a new and very fuzzy number-naming system in China, where engines got nothing to do with the name anymore. The Verano 1.5 will be called ’15S’ and the 1.5 turbo will be called ’20T’.
Stylish dash with lots of wood and hipster orange leather. Enormous touch screen and sporty dials.
Flat bench will seat two and a half. Huge sunroof to let in that fresh Chinese air.
Very sporty at the rear with an integrated spoiler, sharp-cut taillights and shiny exhaust pipe tips. Wheels however seem a bit too small.
But that grille is not too small at all! In your face with enough chrome to satisfy an extended Chinese family.
The 1.5 turbo.
The new Buick Verano for China.