An all-new Chevy Cruze for the US won’t happen until 2016, and that means the Cruze-based Volt PHEV and Buick Verano will have to wait, as well. Like the Cruze, though, the 2015 Buick Verano is also getting an update to keep it competitive ’til the 2016 version arrives.
The 2015 Buick Verano continues to offer a the same four-cylinder engines as before (a 2.4-liter unit in base trim and a turbocharged 2.0-liter), and Buick has confirmed that a six-speed automatic transmission will be fitted to both models, which seems to imply that the manual transmission option previously offered on the Verano Turbo will no longer be available.
Inside, the 2015 Buick Verano gets GM’s latest “Gen 10” OnStar system and the rapidly-improving MyLink infotainment system – both of which represent a massive upgrade over the last MyLink-equipped Chevy Cruze I drove.
A new exterior appearance PKG rounds out the list of obvious changes, with the 2015 model’s pricing staying very much the same as last year’s.
I’ve included a few Buick press photos, below, to give you a sense of what’s different, what’s the same, and what still looks like a pretty decent entry-luxe offering from Buick. Enjoy!
Source | Photos: Buick, via Motor Authority.