All-new 2016 Buick Verano debuts in Shanghai
Published on April 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
The all-new 2016 Buick Verano has been unveiled in China, on the eve of the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The new Buick Verano will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year. It will be positioned between the recently launched new Buick Excelle GT and the aging Buick Regal.
It is the first time that Buick used the ‘Verano’ name in China. The Chinese name is Weilang (威朗).
The Verano will be 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’.
The new Buick Verano has become a beautiful car, with strong crease lines over the sides and a artfully sculpted rear end.
The Verano will have its public debut tomorrow on the first day of the Shanghai Auto Show, so tomorrow night we will have better and more pictures live from the Buick booth.
Singing the Verano song.