The General has gone ahead and published a slew of information about the forthcoming Buick Verano, including standard and optional equipment (and its RPO codes), dimensions, specifications, as well as comprehensive vehicle highlights. For starters, the Verano will be available with three equipment groups rather than the now-discontinued CX, CXS, CXL trim levels. The three equipment groups include Verano, Convenience Group, and Leather Group.
Overall, what we have is a compact semi-luxury sedan that is powered by the 2.4 liter ECOTEC engine mated to a 6-speed auto gearbox rated at 180 horsepower that achieves 21 MPG in the city and 31 on the highway. According to the Verano Highlights page, the Delta II-based sedan will deliver “confident braking and agile handling/excellent maneuverability” — a feat we expected given how great of a handler its platform mate, the Chevy Cruze, already is. No information was provided about the turbo-charged powertrain.
On the outside, the Verano features a black chrome waterfall grille and portholes, jewel-like blue translucent projector beam headlamps and fog lamps, bold 18-inch forged alloy polished machine face aluminum wheels, as well as “calligraphy like strokes of chrome that lead the eye around the vehicle.”
The Verano’s cabin offers “premium craftsmanship rich leathers, warm woods & metallic accents, soft ice-blue ambient lighting, fabric wrapped pillars & soft touch paint, premium seat comfort and support with heated leather seats” and the first-in-segment heated steering wheel. What’s more, the Verano receives a Buck-exclusive QuietTuning process that includes a laminated front and side glass along with a number of noise canceling acoustic treatments to “reduce, block, and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin.”
As far as safety is concerned, Buick expects the NHTSA to award the Verano a five star crash test rating thanks to a standard 10 airbags (front, knee, side, rear thorax). What’s more, the Verano provides collapsible pedals, StabiliTrak electronic traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, rear park assist, and a child seat LATCH system on all rear seats.
As GM Authority exclusively reported in June, the Verano will also come with the IntelliLink infotainment system as standard equipment. IntelliLink is comprised of a seven-inch color touch-screen that can interface with Bluetooth phones and is capable of Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP), SiriusXM Radio playback, and smartphone app integration. A navigation system will be available as an optional layer on top of the IntelliLink infotainment unit.
Finally, Remote Start will be standard across all Verano trim levels while keyless push-button with E-Z Key passive entry system will be offered as an option.
For the full list of features (standard and optional) as well as their respective RPO codes, grab this here PDF.
Hat tip to Tom L.
2012 Buick Verano Dimensions
|Specifications||Measurement - inches (mm)|
|Overall length||183.90 (4671)|
|Overall width||71.46 (1815)|
|Overall height at roof||58.43 (1484)|
|Front track width||60.70 (1542)|
|Rear track width||61.30 (1557)|
|Head room, front||38.31 (973)|
|Head room, rear||37.80 (960)|
|Head room, 1st row, with Sunroof||37.20 (945)|
|Head room, 2nd row, with Sunroof||37.80 (960)|
|Shoulder room, front||55.08 (1399)|
|Shoulder room, rear||52.87 (1343)|
|Hip room, front||53.70 (1364)|
|Hip room, rear||51.97 (1320)|
|Leg room, front||42.05 (1068)|
|Leg room, rear||33.90 (861)|
2012 Buick Verano Capacities
|Curb weight, lbs. (kg)||3300 (1497)|
|Cargo volume, with inflator kit and without Bose premium audio, cu. ft. (liters)||15.2 (430.5)|
|Cargo volume, with spare tire/jack kit and without Bose premium audio, cu. ft. (liters)||14.3 (405.0)|
|Cargo volume, with spare tire/jack kit and Bose premium audio, cu. ft. (liters)||14.0 (396.5)|
|Fuel capacity, approximate, gallon (liters)||15 (57)|
|Seating capacity, max. (front/rear)||2-3|