2015 Buick Verano Adds 4G LTE And Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot
2015 Buick Verano has great thoughtful design, including meticulous attention to detail inside and out. It delivers wide range of equipment features such as a standard rearview camera, heated steering wheel and soft-touch interior surfaces. The model is available in four trim levels: the basic 1SD, Verano Convenience 1SG, Verano Leather 1SL and Verano Turbo 1ST. Now Buick is enhancing Verano's connectivity with OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Furthermore, a new exterior color will adorn the range. It is the Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic. There is a new appearance package available for all models except the Turbo. It includes a rear spoiler and a silver/bright chrome grille.
Standard safety features for the model range are the side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert crash-avoidance technologies, while the forward collision alert and lane departure warning come as an option.
This Buick model can be driven by either of two four-cylinder engines: the standard Ecotec 2.4L and the available Ecotec 2.0L turbo. The latter produces 250 horsepower (187 kW) and 260 lb-ft of torque (353 Nm). However, it is still capable of great fuel efficiency: it achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city and 30 highway.
The standard Ecotec 2.4L with direct-injection is delivering 180 horsepower (134 kW) and 171 lb-ft of torque (232 Nm). The fuel efficiency is 32 mpg (highway). Both engines are coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control.
Verano's IntelliLink system has been standard on all models. The system is designed to accommodate new features and enhancements and be highly customizable. It includes seven-inch-diagonal screen which can be also used as standard rearview camera system. There is an optional navigation system.
What is new to the connectivity features in the new Verano is OnStar with 4G LTE and the standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. 4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network. With OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on the same network.
OnStar Directions and Connections include all of OnStar's advisor-based safety and security features: Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation. On the other hand the OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification.