Since publishing the first teaser images of the all-new 2022 Buick Verano Pro last month, General Motors has progressively revealed more information about the next-generation, Chinese-market sedan. Following its world debut on the eve of the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show’s opening, the automaker unveiled its interior design, and more details have just emerged regarding the sporty GS variant.
The all-new 2022 Buick Verano Pro GS introduces a host of styling firsts that seek to enhance the sporty character and brand recognition of the GS badge. In particular, the new Verano Pro GS stands out for including a specific design, with a greater number of visual distinctions compared to the nameplate’s other trim levels.
The 2022 Buick Verano Pro GS benefits from an exclusive front-end design, adopting a significantly larger grille with a more radical mesh pattern. In addition, the sporty variant of the sedan features a more aggressively styled front bumper, with large air intakes and unique trim details.
Unlike the regular versions of the Buick Verano Pro, the GS features a two-tone appearance emphasized by the roof as well as the black mirror caps, door frames and aerodynamic elements that accentuate its youthful character. The SAIC-GM joint venture claims that customers will be able to customize the look of the bumpers, side moldings and 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the Buick Verano Pro GS features a totally darkened color scheme that matches the exterior styling and sporty character. It’s equipped with suede and fabric upholstery that includes diamond-shaped perforations and red stitching, which extends to the center console, the door panels, the steering wheel and the steering wheel. In addition, the distinctive GS badge is present is various areas around the cabin.
Mechanically, the all-new Buick Verano Pro GS is expected to offer a new turbocharged, 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces roughly 180 horsepower. This yet-to-be-announced next-generation GM engine should be mated to the company’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The new Verano Pro GS will arrive this year to bolster Buick’s offer in the premium C segment in China.