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Buick Verano, Sedan
#47 of 87 Re: Comfort, agility and privacy in a sensible package [doocue]
Jul 02, 2012 (8:13 am)
I am interested in knowing about this particular thing you mentioned in your review. Please share which smart phone app you mentioned.
"Why not allow display of a picture of your lover, your dog or family? This could be done through the carís smartphone app"
Thanks a lot
#48 of 87 Re: Comfort, agility and privacy in a sensible package [ankith1]
Jul 05, 2012 (7:02 am)
I was making a wish. This function does not actually exist. My point is that the Intellillink/OnStar functionality has unrealized potential. The display is probably driven by a netbook-like compact computer possibly running Linux. The image is like a PC desktop. Tt would be neat if the user could customize it. The car comes with a phone app that monitors tire pressure, gas, oil and through which you can send commands to start the car or prepare a route. This could be a way to customize the display - someday.
#49 of 87 Re: 2013 Verano Turbo [thundrbunny]
Jul 07, 2012 (11:25 am)
I too await the turbo version--250HP! 260 Ft lbs torque--as much just about as Volvo s60 T5. I think the Verano will have an identity crisis when the turbo appears as Buick is saying this is not to be construed a s sport sedan--but that much power and 0-60 6.2 sec is quick. Will it be overkill?
#50 of 87 eAssist + turbo?
Jul 08, 2012 (6:38 pm)
We all know that the turbo will be out soon. But various sources on the web say that the eAssist mild-hybrid system will become the base engine for the 2015 Verano. Is it possible to have both: a turbo on the eAssist engine?
Aug 04, 2012 (4:05 pm)
Love this car. I never go domestic, but I might just have to try out a Verano in 2-3 years. It will be interesting to see the improvements they make to it by the 2014/2015 models. Hope the sticker price doesn't go up or you can count me out!
#52 of 87 Arrival date of 2013 [turbo] Verano?
Aug 05, 2012 (6:13 am)
Anyone with actual info as when we can expect the 2013 in dealers showrooms? Guesses range from October to January.
#53 of 87 eAssist engine ?????
Aug 06, 2012 (7:29 am)
Could someone please explain what an 'eAssist' engine is. Will it replace the current engine? Possible arrival date? Thank you.
#54 of 87 Re: Arrival date of 2013 [turbo] Verano? [billherrmann]
Aug 06, 2012 (10:17 am)
Production on the 2013 Verano is scheduled to begin today, 8/6/12, and we ask that you allow 8-12 weeks for these vehicles to begin arriving to dealership lots. I am unsure as to the specifics of the turbo.
In regards to your next post, I would recommend visiting this page to learn more about eAssist technology: http://www.buick.com/eassist-fuel-efficient-technology.html
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#55 of 87 Re: eAssist + turbo? [joef8]
Aug 06, 2012 (11:26 pm)
Turbo + eAssist is not currently in the cards. I would expect the eAssist to become the base engine during the 2013MY or 2014MY at the latest.
#56 of 87 Re: eAssist + turbo? [dodgeman07]
Aug 07, 2012 (7:19 am)
"The turbocharged version of Buick's compact Verano will get 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2013 Verano Turbo is rated at 20/31/24 mpg city/highway/combined. Non-turbocharged Veranos use a 180-horsepower four-cylinder engine and get 21/32/25 mpg"
Above is from cars.com. The turbo is definitely "in the cards" for the 2013MY. We just don't know how long before it hits the street.