While we eagerly await the day the 2012 Buick Verano is available for mass consumption, there is one small part about the Delta II-based compact that seems to stir up all kinds of heated debate.
We’re, of course, referring to the Verano’s front license plate cutout — which is made to accommodate the wider and narrower international license plates, meaning that North American plates will look out of place and (dare we say) ugly on Buick’s smallest vehicle. As you know, the issue stems from the fact that the Verano is a European-market Opel Astra with a few tweaks and updates here and there.
Is there a chance that General Motors and/or Buick will modify the cutout for something more appropriate for North America? Watch GM Authority’s Alex Luft discuss the issue at the 2011 New York Auto Show — and share your opinion in the comments below.