2017 Buick Verano — New Generation to Be More Fuel Efficient

By | 12/10/2014

The 2017 Buick Verano will probably have its debut sometime during next year, while its release is expected during 2016. The new model will represent a new generation of the luxurious and famous compact sedan and it will bring some exciting and impressive new features. The sedan had its last big redesign in 2012, so it didn’t really need a new one so soon, but the manufacturer decided to make this move due to some new technological advancement they accomplished. This mostly refers to the newly developed platform, which will be used for the 2017 Verano. Also, the new platform will be followed by new powertrain setups and specs, which will improve the model’s performance. The 2017 Buick Verano is said to come with new Ecotec engines, and though we don’t know which ones exactly, they all should have a much better fuel economy than the current setup. This, however, doesn’t mean that the new Buick Verano will be a fuel efficient, but not so powerful sedan. We are sure that the manufacturer chose the new units carefully so that they can provide even better performance than the current ones. Also, some aesthetic changes will take place, as they do with every redesign. The 2017 Buick Verano is currently in the testing phase, so we should know more about it soon.

2017 Buick Verano Redesign Will Evolve Exterior of Current Verano

2015 Buick Verano | © General Motors

New Platform & Appearance

The 2017 Buick Verano will use the new platform, called the D2XX platform. The D2XX will be used for almost all compact models from the GM brand. The new platform will reduce the model’s weight and improve its performance. It also provides better support and has influenced the style and shape of the new sedan. In addition, the appearance of the compact sedan will also be changed. At the moment, there is no exact information about the new model’s exterior design, but some sources claim that the new model will look more aggressive and dominant. The new design will not diverge too much from the current one, though, but it will certainly look more modern and appealing. Currently, there is no information about the interior changes for the 2017 sedan.

2015 Buick Verano

2015 Buick Verano | © General Motors

Possible Engine Choices & Dilemmas for 2017 Buick Verano

The exact engine lineup of the 2017 Buick Verano is currently unknown, but widely speculated. There are some sources which claim that the new model will come with Ecotec units. These units are mostly developed in order to provide superb fuel economy, which means that power and performance really aren’t their strongest suits. This fact is the reason why most sources are skeptic when it comes to the Ecotec engines used for the Verano. The current sedan is offered with two mills. The base one is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that can generate 180 horsepower. This mill could be replaced with the most powerful Ecotec unit, so that the power output would remain the same. However, the second engine option for the 2015 model is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill that can produce 250 horsepower. None of the Ecotec engines is this powerful, so we believe that these engines will not be used for the higher trims. Instead, the manufacturer might decide to keep the aforementioned unit. However, these are all speculations, so we must wait a bit more to see which engines the 2017 Buick Verano will offer.

2017 Buick Verano Premiere & Release

The 2017 Buick Verano will be released during 2016. Its premiere, however, should happen next year, and then we will have more info about its specs and possible price

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