Despite what American consumers probably think, Buick still builds sedans. The company’s Chinese lineup contains names like Regal and Verano that are long-gone here in the U.S. In fact, a new Verano Pro debuts this week at Auto Shanghai with a massive, trendy new big screen.
The Verano Pro is the latest iteration of Buick’s compact sedan in China. One of the headliners of this new Verano is its pair of 10.25-inch displays that are joined by one continuous piece of glass. The look is quite trendy these days, first made popular by Mercedes-Benz. More recently brands like Kia, Ford and GM’s own Cadillac have started integrating ultra-widescreen displays.
Buick says the new display allows for multi-screen interaction, including with users’ mobile phones. The latest Buick eConnect 3.0 connectivity system supports massive media content, advanced navigation, OnStar real-time assist and natural voice recognition technology.
As for the Verano Pro, it will be offered in base and sporty GS trim levels. Buick says buyers will be able to swap bumpers and side panels. Buyers will also be able to add other exterior appearance effects, such as a rear wing.
As nifty as the new Verano Pro sounds, don’t expect it to arrive in North America.