Over the past five months, General Motors has progressively unveiled the all-new Buick Verano Pro sedan, which is the latest addition to the American brand’s portfolio of sedans in China, its largest market by volume. Following its world premiere, its interior design reveal as well as GS variant and powertrain details announcements, the automaker has just officially launched the vehicle in the Asian country.
The all-new Buick Verano Pro was launched last weekend as Buick‘s new premium compact sedan offering in China. GM claims that the third-generation Verano is specifically designed to meet the needs and lifestyles of Gen Z with expressive style, dynamic performance and cutting-edge technology to appeal to young, trend-setting customers.
The new Buick Verano Pro introduces the latest evolution of Buick’s “sculptural beauty” design language, and it’s the first vehicle to be offered with the new turbocharged 1.5L LAH I-4 engine from the eighth generation of the Ecotec engine family. GM innovates in the Verano’s segment by adopting dual 10.25-inch displays, the eConnect 3.0 connectivity system and the most advanced safety technologies in its class.
In China, interested customers will be able to choose the all-new Buick Verano Pro in one of four trim levels and five distinctive variants, including two of the new range-topping GS trim. In fact, the new Verano Pro GS increases the relevance and exclusivity of Buick’s sporty nomenclature by including greater design differences from the standard model to appeal to those seeking a more personalized appearance.
Mechanically, the Buick Verano Pro is powered by the aforementioned 1.5L engine that generates 181 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for all versions available at launch. This engine is mated to a next-generation continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), allowing the sedan to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just seven seconds and achieve a combined consumption of 5.95 L/100 km or 39.5 mpg.
The all-new Buick Verano Pro sedan is now available throughout the brand’s extensive dealer network in China, where it is one of the most advanced compact sedans on the market thanks to its connectivity and active safety technologies. Highlights include the latest Automatic Parking Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Assist, High Beam Assist and Pedestrian Detection.
The suggested prices of the five versions of the all-new Buick Verano Pro in the Chinese market are as follows:
- Verano Pro Music Edition: 129,900 CNY (about $20,130 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Verano Pro Enjoy Edition: 139,900 CNY ($21,680 USD)
- Verano Pro GS Wind: 145,900 CNY ($22,610 USD)
- Verano Pro Fun Edition: 152,900 CNY ($23,700 USD)
- Verano Pro GS Blast: 158,900 CNY ($24,630 USD)