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    Buick Announces Pricing For The Verano Turbo


    William Maley

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    August 8, 2012

    Buick has announcing pricing for the new Verano Turbo which will be arriving at dealers in November. The Turbo will start at $29,990 (includes $885 for destination).

    For that price, you get a 2.0L turbo-four delivering 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard, with a six-speed manual being a no-cost option. Also included are Buick's IntelliLink system, Bose audio system, heated leather seats, a rearview camera, blind spot alert, and cross-traffic alert. Optional equipment includes a sunroof and navigation.

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced at $29,990

    DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Verano Turboluxury sedan will be priced at $29,990, including a destination charge of $885. The turbocharged Verano uses an Ecotec 2.0L four-cylinder engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.

    When the Verano Turbo arrives at dealerships this fall, buyers will get both performance and fuel efficiency with 0-60 mph acceleration in an estimated 6.2 seconds and EPA-estimated 20/31 mpg ratings with a six-speed manual transmission available as a no-cost option. Fuel economy ratings for the standard six-speed automatic will be announced closer to production.

    Verano Turbo will offer more power and better fuel efficiency than the competition. A 2012 Lexus IS250 is rated at 204 horsepower, with fuel efficiency estimates of 19/28 mpg with a manual transmission.

    In addition to its 2.0L engine, dual exhaust, sport pedals and rear spoiler, standard equipment for the Verano Turbo includes IntelliLink connectivity, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, leather-appointed upholstery, push-button start, rear park assist and rearview camera, radar-based side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A power sunroof and navigation are optional.

    “Buick Verano continues to build momentum in the marketplace with eight straight months of sales increases since launch,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “The new Verano Turbo increases the performance of an already capable luxury sedan while continuing to offer customers the smart, purposeful technology they expect.”

    Verano sales began in late November, 2011 with a 2.4L Ecotec four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission and standard voice-activated IntelliLink. For 2013, a rearview camera is standard across all Verano models.

    With the arrival of this new model, Buick will offer three different models with turbocharged engines and optional six-speed manual transmissions, including the Regal Turbo and Regal GSluxury sport sedans. The 2013 Buick Encoreluxury crossover, on sale early next year, will feature a standard turbocharged engine.

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    Price is too darn high, unless they are quitting the Regal very soon. This car should not have been packaged with so many gadgets. It should have been equipped exactly like a top-line 2.4L Verano, with all the ninny nannies in another package above the base.

    Really nice car though.

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    I think the key here is to move the Lacrosse and Regal more upscale in their new version when they come. By then the CTS will be out and have moved up too.

    Buick is just smashed between Chevy and Cadillac. Chevy is not moving down but Cadillac will move up and in time will leave space but Buick. The real issue will be the time it will take to do this as it will not happen over night. In the mean time Buick is going to be living in a cramped space inbetween.

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    If only it looked more like a mini Regal it would be top of my list.. But I'd have to spend the extra cash on the ATS if I was in the market for a GM sedan soon.

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    Price is too darn high, unless they are quitting the Regal very soon. This car should not have been packaged with so many gadgets. It should have been equipped exactly like a top-line 2.4L Verano, with all the ninny nannies in another package above the base.

    Really nice car though.

    Ocnblu I have to disagree with you, this is properly equipped and priced and it allows Buick to take the models above it upscale just as Cadillac will take their cars up scale. GM has finally figured out how to build and sell profitable auto's that people want and the public will see this over the next couple of years as GM fills in product gaps and grows their product line.

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    This car should not have been packaged with so many gadgets. It should have been equipped exactly like a top-line 2.4L Verano, with all the ninny nannies in another package above the base.

    Really nice car though.

    'blu, it is equipped more or less exactly like the top-line 2.4L Verano. The BLIS and Cross-Traffic alert are standard on even the non-leather mid-range Convenience Model for 2013.

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    vonVee: Oh. I'm behind the times.

    Empowah: exactly.

    Maybe I'm just mad because a Delta II vehicle is now priced out of my range and I find it hard to stomach the fact. Very nice car though, make no mistake.

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    The one thing we all need to consider too is the Average Price of a car today is over $30,000 as of the 2012 model year.

    The fact is each year more and more cars become more and more out of peoples price range.

    If the economy does not improve the market is in a world of hurt and will have to pray these lower priced small cars pick up the slack. If Buick still offered a LeSabre today it would be near $50.000 based on the price of the new Impala and XTS.

    But then again Cadillacs and Buicks are not and should not be a car everyone can afford. They sell in a area where you make more money per unit and sell less units. People often want what they can't have. While GM will grow both divisions yet as they do need growth they both will not rely on volume to make a profit.

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    The one thing we all need to consider too is the Average Price of a car today is over $30,000 as of the 2012 model year.

    The fact is each year more and more cars become more and more out of peoples price range.

    If the economy does not improve the market is in a world of hurt and will have to pray these lower priced small cars pick up the slack. If Buick still offered a LeSabre today it would be near $50.000 based on the price of the new Impala and XTS.

    But then again Cadillacs and Buicks are not and should not be a car everyone can afford. They sell in a area where you make more money per unit and sell less units. People often want what they can't have. While GM will grow both divisions yet as they do need growth they both will not rely on volume to make a profit.

    One also needs to keep in mind that auto's will also always be priced based on average income. GM has looked at the average income and decided where a car will fit in. So in a city like Seattle with an average income of $51,604 dollars and a very high educated engineer worker base with an average income of $81,608 these prices tend to make sense.

    http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Location=Seattle-WA/Salary

    Check out your area and you will then see why the auto mix for where you are tends to be what it is. The auto industry takes this into account when deciding where certain cars will sell more than other places.

    Best thing one can do is upgrade your skill set to command a higher income.

    Good luck to you all, I hope you all get to have the car of your dreams some day.

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    making them all loaded means that many become used and many sit on lots till rebates kick in.

    make some base models the turbo to bring in buyers. then people who don't want to, or can't spend 30 have the option also.

    base verano turbo would suit me nicely. with stick.

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    A bit pricey I think for what it is. That is $2k more than a Turbo Malibu with the same engine. But I suppose a lot of cars are getting pricey.

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    A bit pricey I think for what it is. That is $2k more than a Turbo Malibu with the same engine. But I suppose a lot of cars are getting pricey.

    .... because the engine is the only criterion in determining the value of the car....

    Actually for me, that would make the choice rather easy. The Verano is a better car and you give up almost nothing in interior room or cargo space.

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    I'm realizing that an ILX, with its limited performance even in the manual model, is priced with this Buick. I would love to see a comparison test between the Acura ILX manual and the Buick Verano turbo manual.

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    A bit pricey I think for what it is. That is $2k more than a Turbo Malibu with the same engine. But I suppose a lot of cars are getting pricey.

    .... because the engine is the only criterion in determining the value of the car....

    Actually for me, that would make the choice rather easy. The Verano is a better car and you give up almost nothing in interior room or cargo space.

    Since the new Malibu seems not so good, you are probably right, the Verano is better. Engine isn't the only criteria, but one would think that a mid-size Malibu LTZ would be more car than a Verano, which is basically a fancy Cruze. On the flip size, the Verano trubo is only $2k less than a Regal Turbo, GM has a lot of models packed tight together at this price point. If the Verano dialed up the interior a bit I'd say it was worth the price, but the car's interior is a bit too much Cruze to justify $30k to me.

    And not that any of it matters, the Sonata Turbo Limited is $27,595 and better than any of those other cars.

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    Times have definitely changed...I still can't wrap my head around the idea of a compact FWD 4cyl car going for $30k...

    S40?

    TSX?

    New Beetle?

    A4?

    Mini-Cooper S?

    Jetta GLI?

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    Times have definitely changed...I still can't wrap my head around the idea of a compact FWD 4cyl car going for $30k...

    S40?

    TSX?

    New Beetle?

    A4?

    Mini-Cooper S?

    Jetta GLI?

    True..though those are near-lux import brands (except for VW)..just not used to seeing GM there..though they were there previously w/ SAAB.

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    I'm realizing that an ILX, with its limited performance even in the manual model, is priced with this Buick. I would love to see a comparison test between the Acura ILX manual and the Buick Verano turbo manual.

    The problem with the ILX is that the bigger engine is still seriously down on power/torque compared to the turbo. I think both cars are attractive packages (I'm actually someone that would purchase this type of vehicle), but the Buick would win it for me...by an even wider margin if it came in any of the Opel's other body styles... On another note, my parents are even considering trading my mom's Impala for a Verano...I think it reminds her of her '98 Century but with all the new tech she wants (and some she wouldn't know what to do with)

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    the Buick Verano is clearly a winner in GM's portfolio. My folksy complainin' about the Turbo's MSRP ain't gonna stop the momentum this car is gaining. And I agree with you 100% about additional bodystyles. I believe the single bodystyle will eventually hurt it, same as the Cruze, (which needs a coupe and at least a 5-door hatch, if we are destined to miss out on the beautiful looking wagon.)

    Isn't there an Astra cabrio of some sort available overseas? And the 3-door hatch is another handsome variant that would play well here, imo.

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    Isn't there an Astra cabrio of some sort available overseas? And the 3-door hatch is another handsome variant that would play well here, imo.

    Yes, a new Astra cabrio is on the way...apparently, a regular convertible and not the CC like the previous generation.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/pictures/1061302_2013-opel-astra-cabrio-spy-shots_gallery-1#100397578

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    Wow, that convertible looks amazing ,even with the camo. The slim ragtop really flatters the car, something rare in a small convertible, imo. It would make such a sweet Verano.

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      5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty beats competitors' standard protection programs by two years and 64,000 miles Includes powertrain warranty – helping give Nissan full-size truck owners added trust and peace of mind Covers all 2017 TITAN Endurance® V8 gas and 2017 TITAN XD Cummins® diesel and Endurance V8 gasoline-powered models New limited warranty matches that of all models of Nissan Commercial Vehicles, including NV Cargo, NV Passenger and NV200

       
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced "America's Best Truck Warranty"* on its 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The announcement is part of Nissan's "Year of the Truck" – a new product onslaught of pickups, SUVs and CUVs.
       
      Vehicles covered by the new warranty – which includes basic and powertrain coverage – include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2017 TITAN XD models, including both 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, in Crew Cab and recently revealed Single Cab models. The 2017 TITANs and TITAN XDs are scheduled to begin arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide later this month.
       
      "We're pleased to now offer the same confidence-inspiring protection as our commercial vehicles for our entire range of 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "The new bumper-to-bumper coverage shows customers that Nissan stands behind the quality of its vehicles – including the ones that are subject to the hardest use."
       
      Nissan introduced "America's Best Commercial Van Warranty" – also 5 years / 100,000 miles – in June 2014 as a demonstration of confidence in its expanding light commercial vehicle lineup. The results have been very positive, with Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger van sales up nearly 10 percent in 2016; NV200 cargo van sales have increased 17 percent through July.
       
      "Nissan Commercial Vehicle models have experienced remarkable longevity, with some registering more than 500,000+ miles of relatively wear-free service**," added Diaz. "We think that extending the same coverage to our full-size pickups, whether used for personal or commercial use, is a game changer in the segment."
       
      The all-new, category-busting TITAN XD was introduced for the 2016 model year, leading Nissan's all-out assault on the highly competitive full-size truck segment.
       
      For the 2017 model year, Nissan adds an all-new TITAN half-ton pickup, powered by Nissan's new 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, to the expanding TITAN XD lineup. TITAN XD is currently offered in a Crew Cab body with a choice of a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel or the Endurance® V8. New TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs, the first single cab variants in TITAN history, join the lineup in late fall. A King Cab body configuration, along with a V6 engine, will follow at a later date.
       
      "TITAN will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels – covering about 85 percent of the total light pickup marketplace," said Diaz. "And each and every one of them will be covered by the new 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty – the best truck warranty in America."
    • By William Maley
      With a supercharged 6.2L V8 producing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 looks to be giving a number of sports car a run for their money. But getting into one will cost you a fair penny. Chevrolet has announced the Camaro ZL1 will begin at $62,135 for the coupe and $69,135 for the convertible. Both prices include destination.
       
      “The Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe – at any price – around the world,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet marketing.
       
      If that is a bit too much, Chevrolet has the 1LE package available for the LT and SS models. The LT 1LE comes with FE3 suspension package with stabilizer bars, mechanical limited-slip differential, upgraded cooling system, and four-piston Brembo brakes up front. The SS 1LE features the FE4 suspension package with magnetic ride control, electronic limited slip differential, six-piston Brembo brakes, and a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.
       
      The 1LE adds $4,500 to the base price of the LT and $6,500 to the SS.
       
      Source: Chevrolet
       
      Press Release is on Page 2


       
      2017 CAMARO ZL1 AND 1LE: GET USED TO OUR TAILLIGHTS
      Lighter, more powerful performance models put pricier competition in the rearview

      DETROIT – The 2017 ZL1, the most powerful production Camaro ever, and the track-bred 1LE are designed to deliver exhilarating performance on both the open road and the road course, at prices that leave the competition behind.
       
      When they go on sale later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will be priced at $62,135 for coupe models and $69,135 for convertibles. Prices include destination charge, but not tax, title and other dealer fees. The 1LE package is a $4,500 MSRP option on Camaro V-6 LT coupe models and $6,500 on the V-8 1SS coupe model. For LT coupes, the 1LE package features the Camaro SS’s FE3 suspension, while the 1SS benefits from the ZL1’s electronic limited-slip differential and FE4 suspension with Magnetic Ride dampers.
       
      “The Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe – at any price – around the world,” said Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet marketing.
       
      “Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”
       
      ZL1
      0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds Quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph 1.02 g max cornering 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet (32 meters) 220-pound (100 kg) weight reduction 650-horsepower (485 kW) supercharged LT4 6.2L V-8 engine

      *ZL1 performance numbers achieved with a coupe equipped with the available 10-speed automatic transmission and using original-equipment tires on a non-prepped surface.
       

      1LE
      0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds with Camaro LT 1LE 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds with Camaro SS 1LE 0.97 g max cornering with Camaro LT 1LE 1.02 g max cornering with Camaro SS 1LE 60-0 mph braking in 112 feet (34 meters) with Camaro LT 1LE 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet (32 meters) with Camaro SS 1LE 230-pound (104 kg) weight reduction (SS 1LE to previous model)

    • By William Maley
      If you want the most off-road capable Toyota Tacoma, then you'll be happy to hear the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro will be arriving at dealers next months. But it will cost you a fair chunk of cash.
       
      The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro will carry a base price of $41,700 (includes a $940 destination charge). This nets you an off-road package that includes FOX 2.5 internal bypass shocks, new front springs with a 1-inch lift, and a revised rear suspension with progressive leaf-springs. The exterior features a retro Toyota grille, new head and taillights, front skid plate, and a set of 16-inch wheels wrapped in Kevlar-reinforced off-road tires.
       
      Power comes from a 3.5L V6 with 278 horsepower. The V6 in the TRD Pro features a larger alternator, and coolers for the oil and power-steering. A six-speed manual comes standard, while a six-speed automatic is optional. No matter which transmission you choose, you'll get a part-time four-wheel drive system. Models with the manual transmission A-TRAC 4WD traction control system that modulates power to all four wheels without cutting the throttle. Opt for the automatic and you'll get Crawl Control that manages the throttle and brakes to maintain movement at one of five speed settings.
       
      Source: Toyota
       
      Press Release is on Page 2


       
      Toyota Releases Pricing for All-New 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro
       
      TORRANCE, Calif., August 2, 2016 - - It’s dirtier than ever and it’s coming soon! It’s the highly anticipated return of the all-new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro! Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping Tacoma TRD Pro will be up for any challenge.
       
      Based on the ninth-generation Toyota Tacoma pickup that launched last fall, the Tacoma TRD Pro will start getting down and dirty when it reaches dealerships later this month.
       
      The Toyota Tacoma rejoins the 2017 model year TRD Pro family with all-new factory-installed off-road equipment designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to make it EVEN MORE off-road capable than before.
       
      Aimed squarely at extreme off-roading enthusiasts who know the value of body-on-frame construction, and challenge themselves and their trucks and SUV’s in some of the harshest conditions, the new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro will raise the bar on TRD Pro performance. Courtesy of TRD, the new Tacoma TRD Pro will add an array of new performance equipment and features, making this a truly next-generation TRD Pro product, and the new benchmark for challenging off-road terrain.
       

      Extreme Exterior for Extreme Performance
      The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro is designed to not only look tough, but to perform in the toughest off-road environment. Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab Short Bed model in either 6-speed manual (with clutch start-cancel switch) or 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in three exterior colors: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White. The exterior of each Tacoma TRD Pro model will also include:
      16-inch TRD black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler® All-Terrain Kevlar®-reinforced tires TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate Rigid Industries® LED fog lights New projector-beam headlights with black bezels, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and auto on/off feature New taillights with black bezels TRD Pro badge on front door with diamond-pattern knurled finish Black TRD Pro and 4x4 rear tailgate badging

      Each Tacoma TRD Pro will also come equipped with a heritage-inspired TOYOTA front grille with color-keyed surround, blacked out hood scoop and graphic, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, black overfenders, and a color-keyed rear bumper.
       
      Interior Sportiness Combined with Convenience Technology
      Driving a truck designed for harsh off-road conditions does not mean you also have to live without riding in comfort or the latest safety and convenience technologies. The new Tacoma TRD Pro combines performance and convenience with standard features that include:
      Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed heated front seats with TRD Pro logo located on the headrests Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite New for 17MY power sliding rear window with privacy glass TRD shift knob TRD Pro floor mats Rear parking assist sonar Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)

      The new Tacoma TRD Pro also includes an analog instrumentation that features a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display (MID) with an integrated inclinometer and tilt gauge. The MID also has outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters, and average fuel economy.
       
      As in all Tacoma models, a GoPro® mount is located on the windshield for serious off-roaders who like to document their exploits with GoPro® HERO cameras.
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