General Motors just announced the imminent debut of the Buick Verano Pro, the automaker’s upcoming all-new entry in the compact sedan segment that’s still wildly popular in China. The Verano Pro sedan will be unveiled on April 18th during the traditional annual Buick Brand Day even in the city of Shanghai.
The new Buick Verano Pro is an all-new car that represents the third generation of Buick’s compact sedan, originally introduced in North America for the 2012 model year and whose second generation was launched in 2015 exclusively for the Chinese market. SAIC-GM claims the Verano Pro is a next-generation “global model” designed and developed by GM Global, just like the current model.
The all-new Buick Verano Pro is the next vehicle based on GM’s VSS-F platform which debuted on the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, which integrates the strengths of both global development and global design engineering. Its development was repeated put on hold due to factors such as the sale of the Opel brand, the general decline in popularity of sedans and, of course, COVID-19.
GM claims the third-generation Buick Verano Pro will introduce a new design language for the brand’s sedans, as well as a widened body that will provide passengers with a more spacious and comfortable cabin. Like the current model, the Verano Pro will include a sporty, youthful GS variant boasting a dynamic styling package with exclusive trim elements.
As the Pro suffix in the name suggests, this new addition to Buick’s Verano family of compact cars in China will stand out for its list of state-of-the-art features. No details have been shared yet, but the company says the vehicle will offer a new intelligent powertrain, advanced safety features as well as the Tri-Shield brand’s latest connectivity options and infotainment system.
The all-new Buick Verano Pro will be officially revealed in two weeks and will make its public debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, which will open its doors from April 21st to the 28th. The Verano Pro targets younger families and seeks to further strengthen Buick’s presence in China’s compact car segment.