2016 Buick Verano Release Date, Interior, Price, Specs – Admittedly, we must say that most of the vehicles that were unmasked during the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show had little relevance for car buyers based in the West, and especially for the U.S, however with the expected debut of the China’s new 2016 Buick Verano things might change for the better.
After the strong sales that were witnessed in the first two model years, last year, we saw the drop in sales for the Buick Verano, which is the automaker fourth best-selling model, so an update will definitely be forthcoming in the future.
Despite the new 2016 Buick Verano being branded a 2016 year model in China, there are possibilities that the new vehicle will arrive in North America as the 2017 Buick Verano, but this are just speculations.
With all the major Auto Shows season in the US over, buyers should not expect the new US spec Buick Verano to be unleashed until the Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled for November this year. Below is a comprehensive review about the new 2016 Buick Verano.
2016 Buick Verano exterior
What might arise complaints about the current Verano styling is its rather conservative design. The new 2016 Buick Verano exterior design will be inspired by the recently refreshed Buick Lacrosse.
At the front end, we should expect the new 2016 Buick Verano to be more expressive. It will come with integrated exhaust outlets and larger LED taillights. Despite this China- spec Verano having sans Buick signature hood vents, we should expect to see them added to the car’s design language especially for the U.S bound market.
This vehicle resembles the Chevy Cruze in many aspects, but the Verano has always managed to have its own identity despite it seeming to have an almost similar body to the upcoming next generation Cruze.
The Cruze, just like the Malibu will get a sportier, short deck lid and coupe like roofline, which will be just about every view of the anticipated Buick Verano.
2016 Buick Verano interior
As for the interior of the new 2016 Buick Verano, we should expect new features and technological enhancements that will ward off potential rivals. However, no details or images have been provided about the refreshed sedan.
Despite the setback, our team has been able to interview some of the top names in the automobile segment privy to Buick, and prepared for you this exclusive review.
The cabin of the new 2016 Buick Verano will prove to be slightly erratic in terms of the headroom department, however, we believe that its designers will soon address the shortcoming.
For the base version, we should expect to see lots of convenience and leather groups. The top of the range trim models will come with leather trimmed seats, while the dashboard is not expected to change as much.
Unchanged features will include those of the IntelLink infotainment system which is poised to continue unaltered for a couple of years. Moreover, the 7” touch screen display will also remain unchanged in the new model.
2016 Buick Verano engine
As was expected, the new 2016 Buick Verano will feature a direct injected four cylinder 1.5L EcoTec turbocharged engine, however, it’s unclear whether the engine will be offered in the United States.
The new engine will be rated at 166 hp and 184 pounds of torque which compares almost similarly to the present engine in the previous Verano model.
Another engine on offer will be a 2.4L direct injected four cylinder engine that is rated at 180 hp and 171 pounds of torque. 2016 Buick Verano will now come with more advanced 7-speed dual clutch transmission system (DCT) instead of the previous 6-speed auto transmission system.
Additionally, the new vehicle will come with better fuel economy ratings than the previous model thanks to the added and refreshed engine and transmission specs. It will now return 21/32 mpg in the city/highway.
2016 Buick Verano price and release date
The 2016 Buick Verano release date will be somewhere next year as the exact details have not been offered as yet. The price of the 2016 Buick Verano turbo will be around 27,000 USD.
Most potential rivals will include the 2016 Acura ILX and 2015 Audi A3 sedan. With all the changes and ante, it is set to compete favourably with the other models in its class.