Buick Verano and GS Revealed at Guangzhou Auto Show
The Buick Verano Hatchback and Buick Verano GS both broke cover in China last month, making its world premiere at the Guangzhou Auto Show and immediately going up for pre-order at the 740 Buick dealerships throughout China.
Both sporty takes on the Verano promise “European car-like handling,” which is good if only because it’s better than having European Vacation-like handling. That sure was an unwieldy movie in a lot of ways, after all. Still a classic, though.
Both models sport a wedge-shaped silhouette complimented by a double-sweep beltline, floating roofline, wing-shaped LED daytime running lamps, and integrated rear wing. On the inside, the Verano Hatchback and Hatchback GS both feature a 360-degree layout, three-spoke sport-inspired steering wheel, ambient lighting, and Quiet-Tuning® noise control technology.
The GS takes the sport inspiration a bit further with exterior features such as red brake calipers and 17-inch dark-painted five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels and interior features including red accent stitching and carbon fiber stripe across the center console, Alcantara® racing seats, and Flame Red ambient lighting.
The GS is powered by the 1.5T SIDI engine that was named one of China Heart’s Ten Best mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch, while the Verano Hatchback is powered by a 1.5-liter SIDI mated to a six-speed dual-clutch.
The new Verano sedan was revealed earlier this year at the Shanghai Motor Show.