Buick officially issued the compact Verano’s death certificate in North America weeks ago, stating a more permanent shift to crossovers is to blame. While that may be true for North America, something curious has occurred in Canada.
As Buick pulls the plug on the Verano, GM Canada revealed the vehicle’s sales rose to an all-time high in the country. According to The Truth About Cars, the 2016 Buick Verano sold 1,125 units during the month of April, a record, and generated half of Buick’s Canadian sales volume during the month of May. In all, the Buick Verano utterly outperforms the entire Buick portfolio in Canada, leading any other vehicle sitting on dealer lots.
Still, Buick will wave goodbye to the sedan, where it will live on in China, and allow the Buick Encore to take the place of an entry level vehicle. It’s all just a bit ironic.