2017 Buick Verano
For the 2017 model year, we expect the Buick Verano to be completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the North American market.
In China, meanwhile, the new Verano Sedan was announced in April of 2015 and launched three months later for the 2016 model year. As such, we expect it to receive several minor updates while also receiving a new five-door hatchback body style and a performance-oriented Verano GS variant.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2017 Buick Verano. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Buick.
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We expect the 2017 Buick Verano sold in China to receive several updates in equipment, features, and colors. We expect the vehicle to be very similar if not identical to the all-new Verano due to launch in North America in 2016.
In addition, the 2017 model year will bring two new variants to the Verano in China. The first will be a five-door hatchback while the second will be a performance-oriented variant of hatchback named Verano GS.
More info on the Chinese-market:
- 2017 Buick Verano Sedan
- 2017 Buick Verano Hatchback
- 2017 Buick Verano GS
Following are our expectations of the North American-market 2017 Buick Verano, which will mark the second generation of the Verano nameplate:
- Very closely related if not identical to the upcoming Opel-Vauxhall Astra K and, by association, very similar if not identical to the Chinese-market Buick Verano
- Four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles; a five-door wagon will be made by Opel-Vauxhall, but we do not expect that it will be sold as Buick in China or North America
- Longer than the first-generation model
- Unveiled in 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle, launching in the second half of 2016
- All-new exterior design in line with Buick’s latest design language
- All-new interior that is of a higher quality and is also more space-efficient than the first-generation model, resulting in more room inside
- Based on GM’s new global D2XX platform
- Front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive option possible but not likely
- Furnished by the D2XX platform, significantly lighter than first-generation Verano, improving fuel economy and driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking, and handling
- All-new turbo-charged 1.5L LFV Ecotec motor as the base engine and the 2.0L Turbo I4 LTG as the more powerful option
- Six- and eight-speed transmissions; a dual-clutch DCG is possible
- The latest IntelliLink infotainment and active safety/driver assistance systems
- High-performance Verano GS model possible
More info on 2017 Buick Verano (America).
- 2017 Buick Verano GS