Buick Verano to get a hybrid version image

The North American based automotive giant General Motors has big plans for its Buick Verano announcing that the sedan will be kept in production for nine more years, with a major refresh coming in 2015, along with a hybrid version.

According to autonews.com, the Buick Verano will follow the same path until 2015 when a new generation will roll off the production line. The only thing known about the future Verano is its engine, where the 2.4 liter normally aspirated which is made in Tennessee will be replaced by the 2.5 liter unit to create the first hybrid version.

The new generation of the Buick Verano will also change its platform and for the 2015 model GM will use the so-called L850. The new transmission which will be used on the future Verano will be available from 2012 as a six-speed automatic VT and it will be made in the San Luis Potosi plant, Mexico, and it will be offered along with the current six-speed automatic made in Toledo, Ohio.

There’s no word about the new generation of the Buick Verano’s performance or equipment but the C-segment vehicle might make its official debut at an international motor show one year before its launch, in 2014, probably the Detroit event.