2015 Buick Verano Adds New Features, Keeps Manual Gearbox

By | June 10, 2014
Despite previous reports to the contrary, the Buick Verano sedan keeps its six-speed manual transmission for the 2015 model year. This gearbox remains an option on models equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo engine, while the six-speed automatic is still standard across the lineup. Although engines and transmissions don't change for 2015, the Verano does come with a number of new standard and optional features. All Verano models now receive a rearview camera and built-in WiFi hotspot and 4G LTE, as well as IntelliLink and dual-zone climate control. Buyers can also opt for the Leather Group, which is self-explanatory, or the Convenience Group, which adds blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert as well as forward collision alert and lane departure warning. A new appearance package is available on all models except the Turbo. This package includes an aggressive rear spoiler and silver/bright chrome grille to boost its curb appeal. Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic is a new color option this year, adding to the Verano's palette of white, silver, bronze, gray, red, white, and black hues.
Other features on the 2015 Buick Verano include wood and metallic trim accents, push-button start, heated seats, and a sliding console armrest. The Verano's standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 180 horsepower while the Turbo model delivers 250 horses from a 2.0-liter four-banger. Source: General Motors