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    Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

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    By Mark Kleis
    August 20, 2010

    Our spies just scored a handful of images of Buick’s next model, being affectionately referred to as the “Baby Buick,” and expected to be either known as the Excelle (as it is in China) or the Verano in the U.S.

    These spy shots are actually quite revealing, despite the vinyl wrap. If you look closely you can pick out a substantial amount of detail in the front fascia – particularly in the grille itself. Based on what we can see, it appears as this baby Buick will borrow fairly heavily from the handsome styling of the 2011 Buick LaCrosse – which is certainly not a bad thing.
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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    It's actually not half bad looking. It doesn't look all short and stub-nosed like the Cruze.
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    We better the portholes too and fix that on Regal when it moves to Oshawa.
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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    FenwickHockey65: Thank you for sharing this.

    I think this Buick is looking better and better - maybe it's the white color that does it for me. (Though I think it looks a little squashed down or maybe the tires should be larger.)

    Did someone hint that the Verano will eventually have a GS trim?
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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    We better the portholes too and fix that on Regal when it moves to Oshawa.
    I wouldn't mind if the portholes go the way of the dodo.... The Regal looks better with a clean hood.

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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    Can anyone think of a better looking small car? I personally love it.

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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    For me that looks way too "plain Jane" to be a Buick....it almost has an old style Korean look to it that I feel may well be dated by the time it comes out.
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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    really wish this car would get the 2.0 turbo....then the 3.0 twin-turbo in the Regal GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyRules View Post
    I wouldn't mind if the portholes go the way of the dodo.... The Regal looks better with a clean hood.
    I won't say it's the portholes, themselves, that I would want - but they're okay to include. What to me is mandatory is a clear and prominent Buick appearance - some element(s) of design that clearly show to everyone that this is a Buick. (And I don't mean the Opel "hockey stick.")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    It's actually not half bad looking. It doesn't look all short and stub-nosed like the Cruze.
    I only looked at one camoed pic, but it looked better than it had in the past to me too. Bigger. I'm not getting excited about it though.

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    If it offers as much interior space as the Cruze this will be a great car. I expect it will be a little smaller though so as not to step on Regal's toes too much.
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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    In the pic where they are in traffic, the small Buick is following a Volt.

    You know what, Lutz was right about the chrome trim around the windows. It certainly makes the car feel much more upscale even with the camo on it. Just compare it to the red Excelle and you will see what I mean.

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    This little thing is going to CRUSH the ct200h!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    We better the portholes too and fix that on Regal when it moves to Oshawa.
    Let's get us some two-holers!

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    Re: Spied: 2012 Buick Verano

    The name has GOT to go. I really don't understand GM could possibly pick it.
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