The Buick Verano from your Nashua, NH Buick dealer, Tulley Buick GMC, will come initially with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 177 horsepower and 170 foot-pounds of torque. It will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and highway fuel economy is estimated at 31 mpg.
Later, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be available, the same one that now is offered as an upgrade in the slightly larger Buick Regal sedan. In the Regal, it has 220 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque.
For safety, the Buick Verano in Nashua will come with 10 standard air bags, antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control and standard OnStar, GM's in-car communications, navigation and automatic crash-reporting system.
"Verano expands our lineup, continues Buick's momentum and gives us a great opportunity to attract a new generation of customers with a product that delivers on their expectations for design, performance and technology," said John Schwegman, Buick's marketing vice president.
GM is emphasizing the Verano's "refined styling with a sporty profile," which the company says is intended to blend "Buick's signature cues ? including a black chrome waterfall grille, blue translucent projector beam headlamps, portholes and chrome accents."
Inside are sporty bucket seats up front, and a three-person bench in the rear. The Verano expected to have cabin features that are "upscale, with soft-touch materials and premium leather."
The car also was designed to be quiet inside, even at highway speeds, thanks to acoustical laminated glass, triple door seals, "refined chassis dynamics" and 17-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels that have been made to minimize road noise.
Also helping to provide a quiet ride are a five-layer headliner with acoustical fiber, nylon baffles with insulating foam in hollow areas of the body, and recycled denim insulating material between the rear-body structural components.
Among convenience features are a next-generation radio, touch-screen navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and even an optional heated steering wheel.
The windshield has been steeply raked to give the car a sporty look. While the 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, two 18-inch wheel designs will be offered.
Exterior color choices will include Claret Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, Olympic White, Switchblade Silver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Mocha Bronze Metallic.
The cabin has metallic and wood trim available, and the color choices include neutral and medium titanium with the faux leather or cloth upholstery. The optional leather interiors will come in ebony, cashmere or Choccachino colors. The leather is the same that Buick uses in the LaCrosse.
Other features include keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control (automatic is optional), remote start, heated seats with the leather upgrade, an electronic parking brake, a locking center console armrest between the front seats, power windows with express up/down in the front, steering-wheel audio controls and reading lights in the front and rear.
The heated steering wheel and seats are activated automatically by the remote-start feature when temperatures are lower than 45 degrees.
Speed-sensitive electric power steering is standard, and the
car has MacPherson struts in the front to make the drive smoother over potholes
Announced on September 6, 2011 the Buick Verano will be priced starting at $23,470, the Verano Convenience Model priced at $24,670 and the Verano Lether Model will be priced at $26,850.
The Buick Verano will be arriving at Tulley Buick GMC, very soon.