Based on the Opel Astra, Buick hopes this will be a smash hit in its largest worldwide market.
With China’s market now accounting for nearly four times thenumber of Buick sales as those sold in America, every model now developed by the company isdesigned to succeed in the booming Asian country. But this 2016 Verano, whichis largely based on the upcoming Opel Astra, is also destined for America, andwill share its Delta II platform with the next Chevrolet Cruze. According tovarious reports, the car is expected to be highly ‘European’ in its spec,design and performance.
Underhood, we expect the Verano to be powered by GM’s latestEcoTec turbocharged engines, with an additional diesel offering and a morepowerful 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine making approximately 250horsepower. The Verano is expected to be unveiled in China in 2015, launchinglater that year as a 2016 model.