Editor’s note: contrary to our original report, the 2015 Verano will keep the manual transmission. This article has been corrected to reflect this.
Buick’s Verano compact sedan will see multiple small tweaks for the 2015 model year, but among the most significant is the addition of General Motors’ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot. Not only will the Verano now feature the technology, Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities will be standard on all variations of the car.
GM’s IntelliLink infotainment system is also standard on the 2015 Verano, which works in conjunction with the OnStar 4G LTE system. IntelliLink can connect up to 10 devices at once and offers features such as Text Message Alert and Siri Eyes Free Integration for iPhone users. Whenever the car is running, the hotspot will be active. A complimentary three-month, three-gigabyte data subscription comes with the vehicle upon purchase, as does a six-month subscription to OnStar.
About those small tweaks. The Verano will also get a cosmetic exterior package for the middle-of-the-range Convenience and Leather option groups. The pack, available on all models except for the 250 horsepower Verano Turbo, includes a new Desert Dusk Metallic color option, a rear spoiler, and a chrome grille treatment.
The 2015 Verano with standard 4G LTE capabilities will hit Buick dealerships later this year. Pricing has yet to be announced, however it shouldn’t stray too far from the $24,625 entry price of the 2014 model.
To see the official RPO-level changes for the 2015 Verano, please click here.