The next-generation Buick Verano was spotted undergoing testing in Germany again, this time on a sunnier day, bringing to light body lines which may have gone unnoticed in the first set of spy photos we saw of the all-new compact sedan.
The new Verano will sit on General Motors D2XX global vehicle architecture. Due to it so far being spotted exclusively in Germany, it seems Opel will have played a very heavy hand in the car’s development by the time it arrives on U.S. shores.
Typical Buick design cues are present on the new Verano, which appears to have pulled some styling features from the Regal. Its overall appearance is more European-looking than the outgoing model, but even in prototype form the car is instantly recognizable as a Buick, mostly due to its signature waterfall grille.
Engine options for the new Verano are unconfirmed at this point. It seems likely that GM will pull from its new line of Ecotec motors when looking for an engine to put under the hood of the new Verano, especially considering its strong European ties. It could use the 1.4-liter turbocharged and 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines announced for the Chinese-market D2XX Cruze, or other unannounced Ecotec engine options.
Check out the spy photos here and let us know if the design of the next-generation Verano has grown on you since the last time we featured it.