Now with these other makers mothballed, it seems that ‘badge engineering’ is actually out at GM, and Buick is once again discovering its concentrate. The all-new 2012 Buick Verano is a excellent instance. It seems very pleased with Buick badging, with huge trishield Buick styles over the grill, on the back, and on the rim. It comes with an interior—along with functions and appointments—that are undoubtedly a phase up from entry-market. And it provides you a much more polished encounter plus far better efficiency than you’d learn in the most price-helpful automobiles its size—in the finish, for what’s far better Chevy money than Rolls royce money.
The Verano is the tiniest Buick to come to promote in a even though. At about 184 in. lengthy, it’s on the edge amongst stream-lined and mid-size—and practically the exact same dimension, in almost every single sizing, as the Chevy Cruze. Given GM’s merchandise record, it’s basic to leap to results. But initial off, Buick demands that the Verano isn’t just a badge-engineered Cruze. The Verano comes with a diverse powertrain it stocks very couple of elements with the Cruze and it doesn’t go over any architectural components with the Cruze above the floorpan. And if you need to have any additional confirmation, the two sedans are even constructed at distinct vegetation altogether: The Verano is constructed at the Pond Orion, Mich spot that utilised to produce the Pontiac G6 (and now also creates the Sonic), whilst the Cruze is produced at Lordstown, Ohio