Buick has already announced that it will bring to market a new compact model in the near future, riding on the same platform as the Chevy Cruze and going by the name Verano. Little else has been revealed about the car – until now.
According to a leaked dealer survey, the Verano will be offered exclusively with the automaker’s 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Ecotec motor producing 180-hp and 172 ft-lbs of torque and use a 6-speed automatic transmission. That’s a good step up from the 138-hp 1.4-liter in the Cruze and should provide for decent acceleration – although the Buick is likely to weight a bit more due to added content.
As for content, most models will come with cloth seats, with a top-level luxury trim featuring content like a push-button start, 18-inch wheels, heated seats and even a heated steering wheel – a first for the compact segment.
Pricing will range from $20,900 to $26,200 for the top trim.
As this is just a survey for dealers, it’s intended to gather feedback so GM can make final decisions. That being said, specifics like price and trim levels aren’t set in stone, but expect them to be close.
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For a full list of the dealer survey trim levels, see after the jump: 1.) 1SB Cloth Base • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine • 180 hp @ 6700 rpm • 172 lb-ft of torque @ 4900 rpm • 6-Speed automatic transmission Estimated MSRP range: $20,900 – $21,500 *
2.) 1SD Cloth Mid-Level Adds to 1SB • Remote Start • Auto Dual HVAC • Connected Color Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity Estimated MSRP range: $22,100 – $22,700*
3.) 1SG Cloth Mid-Level Adds to 1SB & 1SD • 6-way power driver • Heated ORVMs • Rear Park Assist • EC ISRVM Estimated MSRP range: $23,300 – 23,900*
4.) 1SL Leather Up-Level Adds to 1SB, 1SD & 1SG • Heated Seats/Steering Wheel • Passive Entry & Push Button Start • Bose Premium Audio • 18” Wheels Estimated MSRP range: $25,600 – 26,200*