Description: The Buick Verano is the second use of the platform first seen for the new Chevrolet Cruze, but the Verano is far more than just a rebadged Cruze. With the 2012 Buick Verano, General Motors shows that they have learned a lesson from their past mistakes as the Cruze-based Buick bares very little resemblance to the Chevy with which it shares a great many components.
Chief engineer Jim Federico notes that the Buick has an especially rigid body structure, so he was able to tune it for a more comfortable ride, while maintaining good handling attributes. True to Buick's reputation, the Verano will have the tightest body sealing possible and engine compartment acoustics to ensure it's among the quietest compacts.
Inside, there is no question that the 2012 Buick Verano is not a rebadged Chevy Cruze, as the compact Buick brings the same luxurious fit and finish that we find in the LaCrosse and new Regal. The materials are far more plush and comfortable with soft touch surfaces scattered throughout the interior finished in the same colors as the soft leather seating surfaces. Like the Regal and LaCrosse, the new Verano will feature a state of the art sound system with a large touch screen display.