More Details Emerge About All-New 2022 Buick Verano Pro GS31
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.
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Screw America I guess. VW releases its hottest models in its home country but GM no we cuck our home country from cool one off models
Cuckholdry is the way of the feminized USA don’t you know? This car is what the Chevy Malibu should be updated to tomorrow.
You mean you want a Chinese Malibu?
This car is nothing compared to today’s Malibu, let alone the Verano GS, which itself used a HHR SS / Saturn Sky Red Line / Pontiac Solstice GXP motor.
Smoother ride, better suspension, but compared to the USA, this is the lowest output GS since the 1975, with the 4-cylinder Regal GS.
And I’m just guessing the struts are the same or worse as the last-gen US Regal, and nowhere near as good as the HiPer Strut… which GM for some reason is downplaying… it’s only used on the Encore GX and Envision at this point to my knowledge.
It has 180 more HP than the current American Buick Sedan being sold. Chew on that.
There is no current Buick Sedan being sold in North America at this time, the last one was the Buick Regal GS which is a rebadged Opel Insigina built in Germany which has a 310 hp V6 and 9 speed transmission built in Canada and then shipped to Germany and installed at the plant there. I have a 2018 and my son has a 2019 it is too bad that nobody wants to buy sedans or should I saw sportbacks here anymore since it was a very underappreciated vehicle but has lots of options and with the all wheel drive on the GS was very good value for the money.
People buy sedans, just not the gm stuff because gm doesn’t stand behind their products when they have “design flaws” or “design defects’.
Disagree with your comment I have had GM vehicles for years including 3 different Saab’s and we still have a 2009 Saab 93 Sport Sedan in the family. I have never had a problem with GM not standing behind any potential issues. My 2018 Buick Regal GS had a recall notice and it was fixed right away not sure why you are suggesting this.
They act like a slipping and jerking transmission is normal and on the other gm vehicle the dash cracked all to hell at 37 moths and they refused to replace it. POS corporate we don’t want to sell you another vehicle company. Thousands of customers experienced the same response.
Gm is never giving any of there consumers what they want . That’s why Honda is best for me even tho I hate the quality of there cars . But buick was my favorite until the delete all the cars and gave us crossover soccer mom under powered suv. Then buick giving China all the good design and not giving America nothing and if they do gm will under power the car with a small turbo and nobody wants that give us a 2.0 with 290 hp or more no care about saving gas . Aleast make to version of the verano so we can have a choice. Like damn GM what are ya’ll doing to buick .
310 hp would be a great choice for this NEW GS ! I have it in my Traverse and it moves OK for a big SUV, and it performs good in the Blazer RS as well. Those Blazers with the V6 run same 1/4 mile times as the Durango RT with a V8. Approximately 14.7 sec
That`s his point dumb ass!
Exactly what Verano GS are you talking about? Do you mean the Regal GS? The Verano GS is only available in China and other markets were never offered a GS, it was simply called the Verano Turbo. The Verano turbo was also a different generation of 2.0t than the HHR and GXP which was pretty detuned… Talk less know more
The Verano Turbo was a GS. They dropped the GS badging because it outperformed the Regal GS, since it was lighter with the same engine.
It was never badged as a “GS” tho… So it wasn’t GS
The only major difference between the LNF and LHU was support for E85.
LHU descends from LDK, which is identical to LNF except for Euro 5 emissions certification. Same Gen 2 EcoTec block. Heck LNF and LDK have identical part numbers all over the place.
Next time don’t insult someone that owns these cars. Or has an LHU fuel pump and injectors on an LNF for racing.
So were basically tuned differently, just like I said?
“The Verano turbo was also a different generation of 2.0t than the HHR and GXP…”
LDK, LNF, LHU – Gen 2 with different fuel pumps and injectors (on LHU). Identical “generation.”
Also your tuning remark is incorrect as GMPP offered the same Stage 2 tune for Verano and Regal that were offered on HHR, Cobalt, Sky and Solstice LNF. All targeted around 300 horsepower. The main differences in stated horsepower were for marketing reasons (Solstice and Sky were stated at 290 instead of 300 due to Camaro V6 having 300 stock, for example).
“Talk less know more“ – I would suggest either taking your own advice, or not applying it to others. Either/or.
Why even post these reports about vehicles which will never be available here? The last time a Verano was sold here was about 4 years ago, it’s not coming back and few would care if it did.
When the Verano was last sold here (before being canceled) it outsold the ILX and all of its other primary competitors. It was a resounding success. But GM canceled it.
I own a 2014 Verano with the turbo 2.0 and a six speed manual. I’m not sure it’s the Verano nameplate that would bring me back to Buick, or GM for that matter, but a sedan with a turbo four and a legitimate, three pedal, manual transmission in a luxury car would absolutely catch my attention. In that sense, I would care if the Verano came back.
My 2 daughters have Veranos, they love them. These will be replaced this year due to high mileage. They want sedans, probably mild hybrids, of the same size. Can’t get new Verano. So won’t be Buick’s. One actually wants to keep her Verano after getting a new car (won’t happen due to space)
I would love to see a higher HP output on the GS to bring back the GS reputation of the 70’s.
Just throwing it out there, you can get a 250hp Malibu, if ya want.
Don’t bother. Judging by the responses above, people see new shiny body kit and lament that Buick doesn’t sell a car.
The reason for this is that GM isn’t making new gas car platforms anymore. The Malibu, and all the final Buick cars, are superior to this.
GM still sells the Regal TourX over there under a cheaper brand. So they pump a better body kit on it. It looks better, but that doesn’t make it better.
On the contrary GM and Ford makes plenty of sedans, just not for America. S/A and Asia has sold more sedans in those markets than they could in the US without whining, import humping, US media replaying the stereotype of “crappy American car” of the ’70s-’90s.
I do want to see one mass market rwd sedan for Chevy/Buick while the SUVs and trucks drive US profits, also I’d like to see the Monza offered here as a step up from Spark.
Crappy domestic cars from the 70’s and 80′ came from the EPA gaggle
That 250hp Malibu is nearly $40 grand. For about the same you can get a 475hp Charger, get proper rear drive and a V8 instead of a boosted 4 with wrong wheel drive.
You used to be able to get the 2.0L turbo Malibu Premier for $32 and change.
The Malibu line was hit really hard by these chip shortages. The ones they are building are all rental grade now.
They really should build this and the Cruze in Mexico for the American and Canadian market. And the next gen Malibu and Regal need to be closely related as well. Let the Americans design it. The Opel team didn’t put any effort into the Insignia based Regal.
You can call a horse a mule but that doesn’t make it a mule. Modern so called malibu isn’t a malibu either, they went extinct in 1972. But the modern so called malibu is definitely over priced as are Camaros and every other gm piece.