This is the new Buick Verano hatchback for China

This is the new Buick Verano hatchback for China

This is the new Buick Verano hatchback for China, it will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this week and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2016. It comes in two kinda: a sporty variant called the Verano GS, the blue car, and a base variant simply called ‘Verano’.

The GS comes with a sporty front bumper, speedy alloys, a racy body kit, and go-fast touches inside.


The base model.

The Buick Verano hatchback is basically a rebadged fifth generation Opel Astra (Astra K). Only the front lights, grille, and badges changed to make the Astra a Verano. In China, the hatchback is the sister model of the Verano sedan. The Veranoos are made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.


Interior of the GS. Red line over the dash and sporty seats. Otherwise the same as the base car, including the steering wheel:


Base car.

Power: the Verano GS is powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 170hp, mated to a sevens-speed DCT. The base version gets the non-turbocharged variant of the 1.5 with an output of 118hp, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.


Wheels could be a bit bigger. Giant mirrors to compensate for visibility-blocking D-pillar.


The fuel door seems very big as well.


Sporty bumper, shiny pipes, and a red line connecting said pipes.


No visible pipes on the base car! Taillights are hooked.

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That floating roof design is already looking clichéd.