After releasing a teaser image last week, Buick has introduced the next-gen Verano at Auto Shanghai.


Looking more refined than the outgoing model, Buick's overhauled Verano comes with the corporate waterfall grille and Avenir-like wing-shaped HID xenon headlights featuring LED daytime running lights while the LED wing shape has been carried over to the taillights as well.


It sits on 17-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels and has received a double-sweep beltline as seen on other Buick products. The GM-owned marque mentions the 2016 Verano (CN-spec) benefits from a revised chassis tailored to Chinese roads and will ride on Continental MC5 225/45 R17 low-rolling resistance tires.


Underneath the hood resides a four-cylinder 1.5-liter SIDI turbocharged gasoline engine developing 169 PS (124 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) in the 1,700 – 4,400 rpm range. Featuring a 0.27 drag coefficient and standard stop/start system, the 2016 Verano has a fuel consumption of 6.1 liters / 100 km (38.5 mpg US or 46.3 mpg UK) which they say it's the new benchmark in this segment.

Targeting "individuals who value a personal and dynamic driving experience", the 2016 Buick Verano is scheduled to go on sale in China in the second half of the year.


2016 Buick Verano makes world premiere in Shanghai