Come 2017, the Buick Verano might connect former Buick nameplates enjoy the Rainier, Terraza, and Lucerne. In various other words, the Verano might not live past its initial generation—at the very least not in the U.S.
Automotive News reports that increased crossover sales have actually convinced Total Motors to lose the compact semi-luxury sedan after the 2017 model year, despite the existence of a redesigned, second-gen model that’s already regard sale in China.
Buick PR chief Stuart Fowle dismissed the story as “speculation,” saying: “We have actually no future strategies for the Verano to announce and are focused regard selling the most recent model.”
The second-generation Buick Verano, sold just in China.
If the Verano is indeed dropped, it’ll be due much more to Buick’s concentrate on SUVs compared to regard the car’s demise in the marketplace. The Chevrolet Cruze–based sedan, which debuted for 2012, sold much more compared to 40,000 units for every of the initial 3 years, tapering off to 32,000 in 2015. The Verano has actually outsold the Acura ILX, Audi A3, and Lexus CT200h by significant margins (conserve for 2015, once the Brand-new A3 strike a tape 36,000 sales).
Looks fairly wonderful inside, too—however we might never ever observe it.
We’ve praised the Verano’s quietness and its adoption of features such as lane-departure warning years prior to various other compact cars would certainly supply them. For 2013, a 250-hp turbo 4 along with a six-rate manual joined the mix, priced to sell (fully loaded, a 2016 Verano Turbo is simply under $32,000). These days, once a Hyundai Elantra can easily be optioned past $27,000 and the A3 is much more preferred compared to ever since it’s a sedan, a second-gen Verano ought to be pitch-perfect. Also along with the redesigned Cruze providing much more advanced security features, comfort, and flashier style, we’re not convinced the Verano ought to be sacrificed once there’s an all-new, much better version all set and waiting.