Today, Buick announced pricing for the 2012 Buick Verano. This new, smaller premium sedan will start at $23,470 and feature a long list of standard premium amenities. (By comparison, the 2012 Buick Regal in Columbia SC that most recently served as Buick’s entry point features a starting price of $27,530.)
Verano comes standard with a 2.4-liter engine making 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, run through a six-speed automatic transmission on the way to 18-inch alloy wheels. (A high-performance turbocharged version is expected for 2013.) Verano’s exterior is distinguished by sleek lines, blue translucent projector beam headlamps and standard fog lamps, and small viewing windows in the side allow for exceptional visibility from behind the wheel.
Verano offers three packages–base, Convenience Group, and top-level Leather Group that features the same premium seat material as the flagship Buick LaCrosse. Base models feature no fewer than 10 airbags along with a theft deterrent system, StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control, and the safety of OnStar’s suite of services for your protection. OnStar can notify emergency services when you’ve been in an accident and relay crucial information even if you’re unable to answer the call. If your Verano is reported stolen (not that we can blame them), OnStar can notify police of its exact location, prevent it from being started again, and even slow the vehicle down remotely in coordination with the police.
For your comfort, Verano features standard dual-zone automatic climate control. Leather-equipped models receive a heated steering wheel and heated front seats that sense when the temperature is below 45 degrees and turn on when you use the remote start function to make Verano a warm, welcoming place. These models also receive E-Z Key passive entry and pushbutton start, meaning you won’t even have to pull your keys out of your pocket or purse to get inside and start your car.
Verano features Buick’s new IntelliLink system as standard equipment. IntelliLink features a 7-inch color touchscreen for unparalleled connectivity between your smartphone and the audio system. Whether you want to enjoy Pandora radio streamed through your phone or plug in a thumb drive full of MP3s, IntelliLink gets you connected. USB connectivity is standard, as is an SD card slot for models equipped with the available onboard navigation system. If you prefer your music to come to you, three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio is included.
South Carolina 2012 Buick Verano Dealers
Jim Hudson Buick is South Carolina’s #1 Buick dealership and will carry the 2012 Buick Verano when it goes on sale late this year. Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership by readers of The State an unmatched eleven years in a row and counting and prides itself on a focus on complete customer satisfaction. Jim Hudson features a wide variety of new Buick luxury cars, and backs them with one of the finest Buick Certified Service teams in the state for service and repairs after the sale. For more information on the 2012 Buick Verano, visit Jim Hudson’s Buick Columbia SC website or call (888) 377-4971. Jim Hudson Buick is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.