The Buick Verano is a compact sedan to be produced by the Buick division of General Motors for the 2012 model year.
GM announced the Verano as Buick's new compact sedan in October of 2010, and the car made its official debut at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in January. Production will occur at Orion Assembly in suburban Detroit, Michigan, with sales beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Verano shares many design cues seen on the LaCrosse, Regal, and Enclave, and will ride on the same Delta II platform as the Chevrolet Cruze. The standard powetrain consists of a 2.4 L Ecotec direct injected I4 with an estimated 177 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is expected to be 22 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. A turbocharged 2.0 L engine will become available in the future.