Zimbrick Buick West has been blogging a lot recently about the all-new 2012 Buick Verano, that’s why it was a nice treat to see it live and in person at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
If you need to get caught up on the breadth of information that we’ve collected, check out part one and part two of our introduction to the 2012 Verano. We have a bunch of interesting notes from the Chicago Auto Show that built our excitement up even further.
The Buick Verano is built off of the Chevrolet Cruze platform, but that’s where the line has been drawn. Completely different sheet metal, completely different engines, completely different interior materials – there is no doubting that this is a Buick through and through.
How is it different than a Regal, you ask? The 2012 Buick Verano Wisconsin is striving to be Buick’s entry-level vehicle – starting at around $21,000 for base models, compared to the $26,000-$27,000 base price of a 2011 Buick Regal.
In terms of dimensions, the compact luxury sedan is about nine inches shorter than the Regal and about two inches narrower.
Also of note, there will be a 250-horsepower turbo engine model available at Zimbrick Buick West in fall 2012. While we are disappointed that the date is so far away from the launch of the regular Buick Verano (which has a projected launch of fall 2011), the photos we feature below are actually of the Verano turbo model.