Buick has officially announced the pricing of the upcoming 2012 Verano, which is set to launch at the end of the year. Originally perceived to launch just under $21,000, the 2012 Verano will command a slightly steeper starting MSRP of $23,470. For that amount of coin, customers will get a standard set of 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, Buick Intellilink, 10 airbags, remote start, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and leatherette seating.
According to Motor Trend, the next level up will be dubbed the Convenience Package, and will feature a power/heated driver’s seat and parking sensors. Building on that will be the Leather Package, which includes keyless access, remote start, Bose sound, a heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery identical to the larger LaCrosse. According to the presser, the Verano’s top-tier package will ask for $26,850.
Each variant will be powered by a naturally aspirated, un-eAssisted 2.4-liter four cylinder Ecotec engine, producing 180 horsepower at 6,700 RPM and 171 pounds-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. Fuel economy numbers remain under wraps for now, as is when a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine option will be offered.