Updated Buick Verano Revealed In Leaked Excelle GT Photo?9
For some reason, General Motors has decided to show off its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact car in China before unveiling the slightly altered version of the car in North America. It seems possible then that this could also be the case with the compact car’s Buick-badged twin the Verano, which is called the Excelle GT in China.
A photo of a refreshed version of the Excelle GT has surfaced prior to its scheduled debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, Car News China reports. The enhancements appear to be rather significant, with all-new headlights, a new front fascia and grille, a swooping bodyline running just above the door handles and an all-new rear fascia with new taillights, a different bumper and a redesigned trunk lid.
The Verano has been on sale in its current form in North America since the 2012 model year and has remained largely unchanged ever since. It’s unclear if Buick intends to bring this facelifted model to North America or if it is only a way to extend the model lifecycle of the car in China. The D2XX-based Cruze is due in North America in late-2015 as an early-2016 model, so it’s possible this version of the Verano could be brought over until the all-new D2XX Verano can be introduced.
Check out the leaked photos here and let us know what you think of this facelift in the comments.
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.WTF. what a mess it is. take advantage of the information already starting to annoy it odd that the media give manufacturers GM. It’s not a facelift. This is a brand new buick verano Chinese version. e as the Opel Corsa is said to have a brand new car, but is instead a facelift. But it is a brand new car buick non facelift.
if someone wants to say that it is a facelift. either humans or human head is the common sense that says so. very angry doing such stupid stories
new Chevrolet Cruze is FACELIFT to ? ahhaaaa . who made this news in global media. one GM employee must provide such information. I would Sells township employees. It is verano facelift aahhhaaaa . Opel Corsa e is a whole new generation and not facelift aahhaaaa
The keep saying facelift because media keeps treating Global Delta DX22 as if it isn’t a new platform.
I’ve seen the upcoming Regal & Malibu get the same treatment with Epsilon, writers treating the new modular structure as if it’s the same old platform.
This new Verano looks much like the Envision concept.
I love it!
I think it’s the wheels it just makes it look like the last gen of hyundai elantra a bit…. Hate all you want on this comment guys but that’s what it kinda looks like in my eyes
This is of course a very bad image and the base version of the activity it is supposed model. However, the presentation will take place very soon already, surprisingly quickly. have not seen very rapid presentation of both cars. it’s only a prototype was tested for the first time spyphotos car. Of course it is very good that GM is starting to act more quickly.
basically you should verano U.S. and EU have already finished the Opel Astra.
same alloys goes verano
Some aspects look decent enough to me, say the front and side profile, but I think the sweepspear element along the side is overdone. I can’t say if that’s a real thing or not. The new Envision when first shown had this same awful look to it. then the real deal was shown to look much better. I’ll withhold real judgment until the November reveal that is mentioned.
I love the trademake Buick sweepspear! It gives an impression of motion even when parked much like Mazda 3 Kodo design. I was worried about future Buick sedans becoming the domain of Opel, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
I dislike the rounded C pillar (2010 Cruze inspired, way too Germanic for me). I dislime the dollar grin grill, as well.
In China, or in Europe as an Astra, this car competes head on with Jetta, and GM kept this in mind during the design process.