GM Launches 2020 Buick Verano Refresh In China15
General Motors has just launched the refreshed 2020 Buick Verano sedan in China. Initially leaked in May, the update – otherwise known as a facelift or mid-cycle refresh – delivers a comprehensive set of updates to the second-generation Verano, including a restyled exterior, a completely new powertrain lineup, interior updates, and the addition of a new “GS” appearance package.
“With the latest styling, a new powertrain, and a broad range of advanced safety and connectivity technologies, the all-new Verano will appeal to a new generation of younger car buyers,” said through a statement Molly Peck, executive director of Buick at SAIC-GM. “It will enhance Buick’s strength in the mid-range vehicle segment, alongside the Excelle GT compact sedan, Excelle GX multifunctional wagon, and GL6 midsize MPV,” she added.
Aesthetically, the updates to 2020 Buick Verano Sedan take place at both ends. The vehicle features a completely redesigned front end with a new set of headlights and the Buick’s newest corporate grill. Similarly, the rear end receives an update that’s more harmonious, delivering an elegant and attractive image.
The interior maintains exactly the same design as the pre-facelift second-gen Verano, while adding a few minor updates. Those include a new multifunction steering wheel, Buick’s latest multimedia system with a standard 8-inch screen, and the improvement in the quality of some cabin materials. There’s also a suite of active safety technologies.
On a mechanical level, the refreshed 2020 Buick Verano Sedan features a set of all-new powertrains. The base engine is now a turbocharged 1.0L I-3 making 123h horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The up-level engine is a turbocharged 1.3L I-3 making 162 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. It gets mated to a CVT transmission.
The updated 2020 Buick Verano sedan is now available in China in four variants and a starting price of 152,900 yuan (about $21,400 USD, at the current exchange rate). Since the introduction of the nameplate in mid-2015, more than 650,000 units of the Buick Verano have been sold in China, which remains Buick’s largest market.
Unfortunately, the Verano nameplate was discontinued in North America in 2016, and this refreshed model will not be offered in the New World – which is a shame, since this premium compact sedan is really an attractive offering. But if any of that changes, we will be here to tell you about it, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority as we bring you the latest Buick Verano news, Buick news, and ongoing GM news coverage.
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I was disappointed by the departure of the Verano from the U.S. market. It appeared that those who owned the Verano loved them, and J.D. Powers reported that the Verano had the highest quality / reliability of any car sold in the USA (regardless of origin). Just think how the Verano might have carved a solid piece of the passenger car market had GM continued the nameplate in the USA with suitably updated models built here. But, in customary fashion, GM’s short-term perspective meant that the Verano lasted only a single generation in the USA.
This updated Chinese market Verano would work well in the USA with a 4-cylinder engine and without the CVT.
GM needs to make tough choices. Either sell excellent cars like this as Buick in the US or rebadge them as Chevrolet. These autos are high quality and would as Chevy challenge Honda and Toyota as bulletproof.
Live to dream.. installing the LWC 1.6L DOHC-4v 4-cyl turbo making 200 hp matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission and this Chevy Cruze would be ready to hit the streets of the US again.
This shows GM can build good sedans where they sell. Unfortunately, americans buy the god awful Equinox. If you are making an SUV, at least let it be exciting like the Aviator with a hybrid V6 making 500 whp.
that interior is awesome. Imagine the 2.0 LSY in this car. Yes, GM doesn’t really think long term.
GM didn’t want to cancel the Verano, but the success of the Encore killed US sales. Buyers decided.
Geez… Put a “VW” logo on it and you’ve got a Passat.
Seriously, Buick is doing what Kia does.
Just enough of a difference from the perceived leader in a segment.
Now GM has become a Chinese product I will never buy another GM as long as I live,
An ask yourself this question?
How many jobs are lost to the Chinese an how many are unemployed in north America, an do you want to give your hard earned money to some other country that only wants to take over everyone to be under their rule of dictatorship
STOP buying their products NOW before it gets worse, GM does not need our dollars an definitely the CEO’S do not need their bonuses for taking jobs away from North Americans,
Well, this comment wasn’t well thought out. Let’s clear some things up.
GM sells more Buicks and Cadillacs in China than they do in the US, and Chevrolet is growing there as well. GM’s China sales are helping to keep the company profitable and in business.
Ford and FCA build and sell plenty of cars and trucks in China too, including the exclusive Jeep Grand Commander. It’s a global market and it’s hard to find a car company who wouldn’t want to sell there.
No North American factories and production are moving to China. Mexico, maybe, but not China. With the exception of the Buick Envision, which was already being built there, and a small handful of Cadillac CT6 PHEV’s, all cars built in China are for China.
Maybe you should read this article.
May help in reconciling your concerns.
One does not even need to read any article the moment it says made in China.
If you manufacture out of the country, An do this with all the other products to, Then who is left here to be employed?
Come one you brain dead characters Tell me who is left to be employed here after all jobs have been exported? an where is the source of revenue going to come from to provide for those who lived here originally that allowed GM an other companies to have gotten to where they are today ?
Your supporting others which is fine, But your giving away your house that your living in before thinking out what you have done !
Do you when building a house for yourself give the foundation away an then expect to build the walls etc to be supported with what 😕
You have no clue as to what is happening in this world an what you people are doing that is wrong,
By giving this manufacturing to China, all you are doing is supporting a communist dictator that wants to take over the world.
Have you no brains left between those ears an hear the crying from the rest of the world where China is imposing their ASSUME sovereignty over other countries where people fished for all of their lives an expect them to suffer !
When does one person say other then yourself say they own the land your walking on an living on
Get with reality an learn a lesson of humility as your supporting this effort for China to build products an sell them here, to support their advancing war machine, Where do you think all these military parts are being made besides someone off the streets? They will also be building specialized Parts for their motors that power other vehicles against you !
YOU PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTELY BRAIN DEAD AN DON’T EVEN KNOW IT, STUDY HISTORY AN LEARN A LESSON IN HUMILITY.
IT’S NOT DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE, IT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AN CANNOT READ !
Says the Honda owner….
It truly is a sad time to be a car guy and go through a GMC/Buick dealer and see nothing but long tall bloated stilted station wagons (Enclave), Chinese produced outdated Envisions that look like older BMW’s and the pug ugly unimpressive Encore as the only Buicks on the lot. There are still quite a few customers that ask us to notify them when they get in a nice clean LaCrosse or Regal and even the occasional Verano. I sure hope Barra’s short sightedness comes back to haunt her as this is pissing off so many customers.
I wonder how long before the brain dead realize the truth an find out they gave every thing that was has gone from them an gone to China? (That includes their paycheck an livelihood an living standards !
Your thoughts of reality made in China probably won’t registrar until it’s to late for them to come to reality,
The government should never have allowed any made in China to come across the waters. They are cheaply made an full of toxic unnamed!