2017 Buick Verano Redesign — Which Changes Can We Expect?

The good news first. The next generation of the Buick Verano is already in the test-drive phase of development. The bad news is that the compact sedan probably won’t be released until 2016. Of course, they’re going to introduce the 2017 Verano sooner, probably sometime during 2015, but the first units won’t be available so soon.

It may seem strange that they decided to redesign the current generation which was introduced back in 2012, but having in mind that they’ve developed a new platform, the 2017 Buick Verano had to suffer some substantial changes.

The new architecture won’t be the only novelty the redesigned sedan will have. The car’s engine lineup might be improved and although we can’t say with certainty which engines will be nested under the hood, we can say that there are rumors about new Ecotec engines. The new Ecotec engines are focused on fuel economy, so we can expect the new 2017 Buick Verano to come with several new parsimonious engine options.

2017 Buick Verano Redesign Will Evolve Exterior of Current Verano

2015 Buick Verano | © General Motors

2017 Buick Verano Will Be Built on New Platform

The newly developed D2XX platform, which will be used across the GM’s range, will underpin the 2017 Verano, too. Practically, all the GM compact vehicles are going to have this platform. The redesigned Verano’s body, built on the new platform, is expected to be significantly more appealing. Thanks to the elaborate redesign, the fierce exterior of the new Verano will follow the brand’s general styling guidelines, but it will be something really new and fresh.

2015 Buick Verano

2015 Buick Verano | © General Motors

New Mills Which Should Update Current Model’s Engine Lineup

Since the new Ecotec lineup has eleven different engines, the rumors about the new Verano’s engine range update aren’t peculiarly helpful. However, it’s possible to assume that the engines will probably match the current engines in terms of power output. The current generation has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers 180 horsepower and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which is good for 250 horsepower.

While the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder could be replaced by one of the most powerful Ecotec engines, the 250-horsepower mill doesn’t have an Ecotec counterpart. We should bear in mind that the Ecotec engines were developed in order to be thrifty. Will the 2017 Buick Verano have an Ecotec engine? It could. But, the sedan will probably have at least one powerful mill which will be reserved for the top trim.

2017 Buick Verano Release and Premiere

The 2017 Buick Verano is going to be released sometime during 2016, as we already said. Since they will probably introduce it next year, we’ll be able to find out more about it soon.

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