There are a lot of expectations from 2021 Buick Verano. Unfortunately, most of them will not like people from the US. The reason is planned markets for this car that not include the US, the largest automobile market in the world. There are a lot of reasons for that.
The first one is undoubtedly high aims for SUVs and crossovers that this market has. The last models of sedans that Buick has offered buyers in the US have not accepted so much, so they have sold only 200,000 models for three years.
On the other hand, since the second generation of Verano was offered, even 650,000 units the manufacturer has sold in China. So, the famous market for this model has been (and still is) China. It means that buyers in the US and Europe will never see this model on their streets.
- The model has a more aggressive and modern design.
- There are two high engines under the hood.
- There are no changes in technology so far.
- The model is made only for Chinese buyers.
2021 Buick Verano is made on the same D2 platform as Chevrolet Cruise and Volt before, with a front-wheel driving system and few upgrades in design. Since the last model was a little dull and too conservative to the buyers, they have made it more aggressive and muscular, with widened grille and modernized lights.
There are no significant changes in interior design and look. According to the official, 2021 Buick Verano should have an improved infotainment system, which owners could control from the buttons on the eight-inch touchscreen. It also includes a 4G LTE system with 100 GB and a new Apple CarPlay store with Chinese competitor CarLife made in Baidu.
In terms of safety and comfort, there are such things as automatic driver-assist features that are also fitted, including adaptive cruise control, collision warning with pedestrian detection, and park assist. The cabin has not been significantly changed in design, but it is small and comfortable with excellent materials used there.
For the small vehicle like 2021 Buick Verano, the manufacturer has made a small but functional engine, too. The market like China surely accepts small engines like this 1.3-liter turbocharged four-inline model or 1.0-liter turbocharged one.
The strength of 164 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque for the larger engine, while the smaller one should have 123 horsepower and 124 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission or CVT transmission in higher trims.
Thanks to this combination, these engines offer for 15% better fuel efficiency than engines that the model has used before. Also, both drivers will send strength to the front wheels.
2021 Buick Verano Release Date and Price
Although European manufacturer has offered redesigned Opel Astra, a model the closest to the Buick’s sedans, 2021 Buick Verano, according to information we have, will never go out from China. Not only that, it comes for the same price as before, meaning around $21,000 as a standard model, much more interesting for the buyers there will be changed in warranty and equipment.
The manufacturer has offered an eight-year warranty for 160,000 kilometers. The most expensive option costs around $25,000, which his way below the prices of similar models in the US. However, it still does not mean that they will change their mind about the changes in markets. Although they have tested the market a few times so far, it seems that small sedans will never have an important place in the US.