The all new 2016 Buick Verano has been firstly revealed at the 2015 Shanghai GM Gala Night, although its official debut was scheduled for the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. With its new looks, somewhat borrowed from the Buick’s Avenir concept, the new Verano surely looks great.
2016 Buick Verano Exterior
The new Buick Verano features an overhauled look, compared to the previous model. It will feature a new platform, which will make a slight modification to the Verano’s width and height, making it slightly lower and wider, compared to its predecessor. Looking at the front, the new Verano features a newly designed large waterfall chromium grille and a redesigned front bumper, as well as the new set of HID Xenon headlights, with daytime LED lamps, which somewhat resemble the headlights found on the Avenir concept. The back of the car features a slight overhaul as well. The new set of Avenir-styled wing shaped taillights are present on the new model, as well as the redesigned rear bumper, to fit the overall aggressive look of the car. At the bottom of the rear bumper, the new model features dual integrated exhaust pipes with chromium outlines.
Interior of 2016 Buick Verano
The premium tier Verano surely looks stunning on the inside. Leather coated seats and door panels make the new Verano look more sophisticated than ever. It features a 3 spoke leather coated steering wheel , with contrast stitching and comfortable buttons layout on side spikes. The new IntelliLink infotainment system was already present on the previous model and will be available here, too. It will feature a 7 inch LCD display, with Bluetooth wireless station for smartphone connection. As far as the safety is concerned, 10 airbags are part of the standard, while additional equipment includes rear parking sensors, blind spot monitors, front collision and lane departure sensors.
Platform and Engine of Buick Verano 2016
The new 2016 Buick Verano will share the same GM’s D2XX platform with the new Opel Astra, as well as most of the GM’s models. As far as the engine lineup is concerned, the new Verano will feature a 1.5 liter SIDI turbocharged four cylinder inline engine, capable of delivering 166 horsepower, with a maximum torque output of around 250 Nm, at 1,700 – 4,400 RPM. The engine’s fuel consumption is around 6.1 liter per 100 km, which is not bad at all. By looking at the specs, the new engine is less powerful than the current 2.4 liter direct injected 4 cylinder inline, rated at 180 horsepower, at 230 Nm of torque, but the change was made with the fuel economy in mind. Although not yet confirmed, the Verano may introduce 1.4 liter and a 2.0 liter engines, as well. The new Verano will also feature a new transmission system, as it is going to replace the current 6 speed automatic with a more advanced 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission system (DCT).
2016 Buick Verano Pricing
The Verano has always been one of the cheapest models in the class, so not much fluctuations concerning the prices are expected. The new model will start at $23,000 for the base model, which is a good deal, concerning its capabilities.
Official site: http://www.buick.com/verano-small-luxury-sedan.html