GM will debut compact Buick Verano at Detroit Auto Show

James Raia

General Motors will introduce its new compact Buick, the Verano, in mid-January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and debut the car for sale in the United States toward the end of this year.

The Verano will be offered with a 177-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The car is expected to get 31 miles per gallon in highway driving, according to GM.

“It is a smart choice that delivers unexpected luxury in a compact sedan — and it will compete head-to-head with competitors from Audi and Lexus.” John Schwegman, vice president of Buick marketing, said in a GM press release.

The Verano, designed to compete against the Audi A3 and Lexus IS 250, looks similar to the Buick Regal but is about 10 inches shorter. Buick re-introduced the Regal in 2011 after discontinuing the brand in 2004.

Article Last Updated: January 6, 2011.

2 thoughts on “GM will debut compact Buick Verano at Detroit Auto Show”

  1. The styling of the car is good especially the exterior. The performance is also good when compared to the Mercedes C class or Audi A4.


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