2016 Buick Verano Compact Sedan Redesign and Spy Shots

The 2016 Buick Verano has been spied while undergoing road test on public roads in Germany. The images shown here clearly indicates that the upcoming 2016 Verano will technically become brother of the Opel Astra Sedan. The Verona also performs well in term of sales performance, it contributed around 20 percent of Buick’s overall sales in the U.S. market.

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The Buick Verano compact sedan was first launched back in 2012, now Buick fasten its pace by preparing the next-generation of the car. The reason for the current model’s short lifespan is due to the introduction of General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new D2XX compact car platform, which will not only underpin this new Verano but also form the basis of the next-generation Cruze and Volt from Chevrolet as well as the next Opel Astra.

Exterior

Based on the spy shots, we can tell what kind of changes carried by the redesigned Verano: Aerodynamics clearly trumped machismo, with the roofline following the industry trend toward longer, flatter front and rear glass, outstretched C-pillars, and ever-shorter trunklids. The front end is now more sloped, with a low-set grille and headlamps—all lighting elements are placeholders, of course. The rear quarter-panels and doors on this prototype adopt Buick’s trademark haunch, while the tall rear end is ever-so-slightly ducktailed and features dual trapezoidal exhaust finishers set inside a dark lower bumper graphic.

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There are no ventiports visible, but we figure they’ll appear on the hood somewhere. We can also see that this vehicle has a dual-pane moonroof, leading us to believe that the feature will probably also be offered on the Cruze. If this is the U.S.-market car, we’re not fans of what we see at this point. We prefer the current model.

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Powertrain

New will be the engine of 2016 Verano, an all-new 1.5-liter four-pot turbocharged engine will replace the current 2.4-liter Ecotec unit. Word has it General Motors is also looking to share the Chevrolet Cruze’s 2.0-liter turbodiesel mill with Buick. The latter delivers 151 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, while returning up to 46 mpg on the highway.

Release Date

The 2016 Buick Verano is expected to make its debut sometime in the next year, possibly for the Chinese market only. Meanwhile, the U.S. market will receive the updated Verano the following year. The compact sedan will be offered as 2016 model or perhaps delayed as the 2017 model year. Primary competitor will be Acura ILX, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Stay tuned for the upcoming updates as the development progresses.

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