The Buick Verano GS is a adventurous alternative of the Verano bunched hatchback, itself a alternative of the Opel Astra K. The agent was apparent in November 2015 for the Chinese market, and is currently alone attainable in China. A barrage in the North American bazaar is possible.
Buick says that the Verano GS as able-bodied as the Verano auto on which the Verano GS is based on accept contemporary and adventurous styling, “European car-like handling, exceptional interiors and avant-garde technology”. The cartage are “targeted at adolescent trend-setting consumers” attractive for a acceptable active experience.
The Verano GS is the aboriginal time that the GS brand will have graced the Verano nameplate.
The Verano GS actualization the latest Buick-Opel-Vauxhall architectonics accent for commuter vehicles.
Up front, the brand’s signature avalanche grille takes on a new frameless architectonics with a new piano atramentous finish. The bold, abridged and contoured awning gives the agent the actualization of a lower stance.
The wedge-shaped contour and double-sweep belt band anatomy a adventurous profile, with B- and C-pillars in German-crafted (read: Opel) appearance atramentous creating a amphibian roofline.
The model also actualization Buick’s wing-shaped LED daytime active lamps, which are echoed in the wing-shaped brave appendage lamps. Together with an chip rear accession that accentuates the sculptured rear end, they accommodate a stylish, active and arresting feel.
Exterior elements unique to the Verano GS include:
In addition, the Verano GS is offered with segment-exclusive and Buick-first Matrix full-LED headlamps.
Behind the headlamps’ panels, which are evocative of the Big Dipper, are 29 Matrix LED clusters affiliated to advanced cameras to intelligently accomplish a ambit of functions, including:
They automatically about-face amid six lighting modes – City, Urban, Expressway, Curve, Parking and Ammunition Economy – based on active conditions.
The berth of the Verano GS combines sportiness, exceptional abstracts and a high akin of craftsmanship. It utilizes the 360-degree wraparound blueprint that exemplifies its driver-oriented architectonics philosophy.
The agent actualization adaptable abstracts throughout the cabin, comes with a accepted three-spoke multi-function action council caster with paddle shifters,Flame Red ambient lighting ambient lighting, rear-row USB charging ports and patented Buick Quiet-Tuning noise-canceling technology. In addition, the black and red trim is unique to the GS model.
A carbon fiber-pattern accomplishment on the centermost animate and Alcantara antagonism car-like seats round out the different features of the Verano GS’ cabin.
The Verano GS comes with a advanced array of new, trend-setting intelligent technologies that are powered by the Buick IntelliLink infotainment system.
Along with the Verano hatchback, the Verano GS is the aboriginal Buick archetypal in China with the Apple CarPlay smartphone affiliation system. The arrangement allows users to seamlessly affix their iPhones with iOS 7.1 and aloft through the new-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment system.
All iPhone actualization and congenital apps are easily attainable via the high-resolution 8-inch-diagonal affectation in the centermost console, including:
Even though 75 percent of the two Verano’s anatomy anatomy is composed of high-strength steel, the agent also incorporates all-encompassing failing architectonics features, including:
The aftereffect is a 100-kilogram abridgement in barrier weight.
The Verano GS additionally comes with Buick’s new able assurance systems that include:
The Verano GS is powered by GM’s new, turbo-charged 1.5L Ecotec LFV, which in 2015 was named one of “China Heart” 2015 Ten Best Engines. It is commutual with a new-generation seven-speed DCG transmission.
The powertrain aggregate produces best achievement of 124 kW (166 horsepower) at 5,600 rpm and 250 Nm (184 pound-feet) of torque from 1,700 to 4,400 rpm, giving the agent the ability to advance from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 8.8 abnormal while enabling accumulated ammunition burning of 5.9 L/100 km.
All Buick Verano models feature the engine auto start/stop feature that further helps advance ammunition efficiency.
The Buick Verano GS rides on GM’s all-around D2XX platform. The architectonics is aggregate best anon with the afterward vehicles:
The Verano GS is built on the aforementioned architectonics as the new Opel Astra K, about actuality a rebadged alternative of the Opel.
The car rides on a 2,662-mm wheelbase and actualization a firm chassis comprised of an optimized MacPherson advanced abeyance and added blended bewilderment bar, forth with a new-generation Opel-patented Watt’s articulation rear abeyance and all-aluminum six-point feature sub-frame. The aftereffect is a “perfect antithesis amid anatomy dimensions, weight and all-embracing efficiency”, says Buick.
The agent additionally introduces an all-new belt-drive electric power-assisted council arrangement that’s the aftereffect of added than a year’s account of testing and affability at Germany’s acclaimed Nürburgring circuit.
2016 Buick Verano GS and 2016 Buick Verano auto actualization ceremony in Guangzhou, China
Buick apparent the Verano GS auto at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show on November 17th, 2015.
On November 15th, 2015, GM China declared that the 740 Buick dealerships beyond China accept amorphous accepting pre-orders on that date.
Currently, the Buick Verano is alone attainable in China. It’s attainable that Buick will accomplish its way to North America, including the United States, some time in the future.
The Buick Verano GS is attainable in three trim levels priced as follows (USD about-face amount as of November 17th, 2015):
In China, the Buick Verano GS joins the Buick Verano Hatchback all-new, second-generation Buick Verano auto that was launched beforehand in 2015. Forth with the new Buick Excelle GT, which additionally uses the D2XX platform, the models strengthen Buick’s attendance in China’s exceptional compact- and mid-range commuter car presence.