Buick Verano GS teaser image

Η Buick ανακοίνωσε ότι αργότερα μέσα στο 2015, θα λανσάρει στην Κίνα τα Verano hatchback και Verano GS. Η φωτογραφία που συνοδεύει την ανακοίνωση δεν αποκαλύπτει και πολλά. Όπως και να έχει όμως, δεν θα πρέπει να περιμένουμε κάτι περισσότερο από ένα rebadged Opel Astra. Κάτω από το καπό θα βρίσκεται ένας ατμοσφαιρικός, 1500άρης βενζινοκινητήρας που θα συνδυάζεται είτε με ένα 6-τάχυτο, μηχανικό κιβώτιο, είτε με ένα 6-τάχυτο αυτόματο.

Το Verano GS από την άλλη, θα είναι πιο sport τόσο σε εμφάνιση, όσο και σε οδική συμπεριφορά. Την κίνηση, έχει αναλάβει ένας υπερτροφοδοτούμενος αυτή τη φορά, 1500άρης βενζινοκινητήρας με απόδοση 166 ίππων που συνδυάζεται αποκλειστικά με ένα 7-τάχυτο, αυτόματο κιβώτιο διπλού συμπλέκτη.

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Buick Verano Hatchback and Verano GS Coming This Year

Born with sportiness and European car-like handling

SHANGHAI – Two new Buick hatchbacks, the Verano Hatchback and Verano GS, are coming this year. The additions to the Verano family are built on the same mid-range global passenger car platform as the new Opel Astra.

The new Verano models have trendy, sporty styling along with European car-like handling, premium interiors and advanced technology. They are targeted at trend-setting consumers who are looking for a driving experience that is “born with sportiness.”

The hatchbacks feature Buick’s innovative low-slung, wide stance along with a double-sweep beltline, flowing bodylines, a floating roofline and a front grille that is seamlessly connected to wing-shaped headlights.

The Verano GS has additional stylish yet sporty elements and a wide range of colors. Its optional interior and exterior packages include a black waterfall grille, aerodynamic spoilers, bright red strips for the front and rear bumpers, bright red brake calipers and dark-painted five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels – all of which ignite a passion for driving.

Both models incorporate GM’s new Ecotec small engines, which combine powerful performance with exceptional fuel economy. The Verano Hatchback pairs a 1.5L SIDI naturally aspirated engine with a six-speed intelligent manual transmission or six-speed DSS intelligent automatic transmission. The Verano GS has a 1.5T SIDI turbocharged engine, which is accompanied by a seven-speed DCG intelligent transmission. The powertrain combination produces maximum output of 124 kW/5,600 rpm, with fuel consumption of only 5.9 L/100 km.

The new Verano family members are built on a firm chassis. They offer European car-like handling thanks to testing and tuning at Germany’s famed Nürburgring circuit.

SAIC-GM launched the Buick Verano new-generation sports sedan on June 27. The Verano Hatchback and Verano GS will strengthen Buick’s presence in China’s premium mid-range passenger car segment, offering consumers a greater range of products to choose from to meet their needs.