Buick Verano News

  • 2020 Buick Verano facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Buick is out testing a Verano prototype on Michigan roads but before you get too excited we should point out that the future compact sedan isn't likely bound for U.S. showrooms. The prototype is for an updated version of the second-generation Verano launched in China in 2015, and it looks to sport some substantial updates. It appears there will be new lights at both ends, with the new headlights expected to join up with a widened grille. A more agressive lower front fascia also looks to be coming to replace the current model's rather conservative design. The result should be similar to the...

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    Buick Verano to bow out this year

    Buick has confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) that production of the Verano compact sedan at the Lake Orion plant in suburban Detroit will cease in October. The confirmation backs up a previous report, also from Automotive News, that the Verano is about to be dropped from...

  • 2016 Buick Verano Hatchback, 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show
    Buick Verano Hatchback Debuts At 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show

    The new Opel Astra has been transformed into a Buick for sale in China, and with any luck we’ll see the car in the United States. Buick’s version of the Astra, which made its debut today at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show, is called the Verano Hatchback, and in addition to a new name the...

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    Opel Astra Hatch Heads To China As A Buick; Could The U.S. Be The Next Stop?

    Buick will sell a rebadged version of the latest Opel Astra hatch in China, raising hopes that the car may be offered in more markets outside of Europe. The Astra will go on sale in China later this year, badged as a Verano. There will be two versions on offer, a standard Verano Hatchback and a...

  • 2016 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring
    Buick Adds Sport Touring Trim To Lineup, Which Aren't Wagons

    If I told you that Buick was going to add Sport Touring versions of its Regal, Verano, and LaCrosse models, what would you guess that meant? Personally, I'd be excited that Buick was adding in wagon versions of its existing sedans. It's the "Touring" bit that has me thinking, hoping, praying, that...

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    2017 Buick Verano debuts at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

    Buick used this week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show to reveal its all-new Verano compact sedan. The version shown in Shanghai has been designed specifically for the Chinese market, where it will be labeled a Wei Lang and go on sale later this year. The U.S.-spec Verano should differ slightly but...

  • 2015 Buick Excelle GT

    Buick sells a compact known as the Excelle in China. There are two versions of the car, the Excelle GT sedan, which is similar to the current Buick Verano; and the Excelle XT hatchback, which is similar to the current Opel Astra. Crucially, the three cars use common internals. Now, the Excelle GT has undergone a substantial update. The exterior of the new sedan clearly features Buick’s latest design themes previewed by the brand’s recent Avenir concept car. We also have a look at the car’s plush interior, which appears to have an almost Audi-like quality. Power comes from...

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    2017 Buick Verano Spy Shots

    Buick’s Verano first hit the scene in 2012 but the next generation of the compact sedan has already been spotted. The reason for the current model’s short lifespan is due to the introduction of General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new D2XX compact car platform, which will not only...

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    2015 Buick Verano Gains Appearance Package, Loses Manual Transmission

    Buick is believed to be working on a new generation of its Verano compact sedan for the 2016 model year, so that means the current model, introduced for 2012, needs to soldier on for at least one more year. To keep it competitive, Buick has introduced some updates, but sadly those updates have come...

  • 2013 Buick Verano Turbo
    2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced From $29,990

    Buick has released pricing on its 2013 Verano Turbo compact sedan, and its latest sport-focused luxury offering will begin at $29,990, including a destination charge of $885. Pricing for the rest of the 2013 Verano lineup, as well as package pricing for the Verano Turbo, has not yet been released...

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    2013 Buick Verano Preview

    Less than a year after its launch Buick’s entry-level Verano sedan is getting a new performance variant powered by a turbocharged engine and available with a six-speed manual transmission. The new model, which is being added for 2013, is the Verano Turbo, and it comes packing a turbocharged...

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    All 2012 Buick Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

    To Buick, size should have little to do with vehicle safety. Its smallest sedan, the Verano, recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which means that every model in the current Buick lineup is a 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick. To earn the Top...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

    Here’s some good news if you’ll be shopping for a Chevy Malibu, Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Verano or Buick Regal next year: GM is pulling the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine used in these products, and replacing it with an updated 2.5 liter version. As you’d expect, the new engine delivers more horsepower, which will go a long way to improving drivability in GM’s midsize sedans and crossovers. In the 2013 Chevy Malibu, Car and Driver reports that the new engine will make 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. That’s a noticeable improvement over the...

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    Buick Launches 2012 Verano Online Configurator

    Buick is in the middle of a renaissance these days, reinventing itself from a purveyor of dull-but-quiet sedans for the AARP set, to a maker of near-luxury cars for the masses. Gone are the boring, conservatively-styled box-on-box sedans, replaced by genuinely attractive cars like the LaCrosse and...

  • 2012 Buick Verano - First Drive
    2012 Buick Verano first drive review

    Not too long ago, when Buick and Pontiac (and farther back, Oldsmobile) occupied a vague middle ground that was more premium (or sportier-flavored) than Chevrolet but not as luxurious as Cadillac, it seemed that many Buicks were merely thinly disguised, cosmetically different versions of what you...

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    Buick Verano Hybrid Coming In 2015

    The new 2012 Buick Verano is only just coming onto the market but already we have news of a hybrid version in the works, though the green compact sedan isn't expected to be launched until 2015. The juicy tidbit was revealed in a document posted by Automotive News, which shows a list of the...

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    2012 Buick Verano Pricing Announced

    Buick is dipping its toes into the waters of the small-car class by offering the 2012 Verano. This small upscale sedan, based on the Chevrolet Cruze, will base at $23,470, including the $885 destination fee. The company is looking to expand its market reach by appealing to younger buyers. Buick...

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    2012 Buick Verano Coming With Stellar Sound Deadening

    The upcoming 2012 Buick Verano may be based on the same platform underpinning the humble Chevrolet Cruze, but its maker boasts the car will offer one of the quietest cabins on the market when it hits showrooms towards the end of the year. That’s certainly a plus in the luxury sedan segment...

  • 2012 Buick Verano

    The new 2012 Buick Verano was first revealed with GM’s familiar Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and delivering a reasonable--albeit a little underwhelming--177 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Since that initial reveal of the car, however, we’ve known that a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine would eventually be offered. Now, by way of an alleged leaked brochure, we have new details concerning the new turbo mill. First and foremost the brochure reveals that the new engine destined for the Verano will output...

  • 2012 Buick Verano live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Video: 2012 Buick Verano Unveiling At The 2011 Detroit Auto Show

    We know you've seen the photos and read up on the details of Buick's new compact luxury sedan, but if you weren't in Detroit, you didn't get to see the unveiling as it happened. We've got you covered. The flash and bang is all done with pretty quickly, followed by a detailed description of the car...

  • 2012 Buick Verano live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Buick Verano Live Photos

    Buick’s foray into the burgeoning compact luxury segment has made its official debut today in the form of the new 2012 Buick Verano. The car is Buick’s third new model in the past two years and its first compact in decades, so understandably it managed to grab a lot of attention at the...

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    2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Verano

    Like the size and look of the new Chevrolet Cruze but think its packaging and trim are just a little too mainstream? Well, the new 2012 Buick Verano may be just what you’re looking for as it’s essentially a more upmarket version of the Chevy compact sedan. Making its debut at the 2011...

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    GM Promises 2012 Buick Verano Won’t Be Chevy Cruze Clone

    Despite vowing to end the practice of badge engineering following its bankruptcy process and streamlining of brands, GM is on the verge of launching a new compact sedan under its Buick label that will essentially be a reskinned Chevrolet Cruze. The car is the upcoming 2012 Buick Verano, a teaser of...

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    GM teases new 2012 Buick Verano compact sedan

    We've already seen a preview of the upcoming Cruze-based compact Buick sedan in the form of the Chinese-market Excelle GT, but today we finally have confirmation of the U.S. market car’s name and the location where it will be built. The new compact sedan is the 2012 Buick Verano, depicted...

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