Buick’s high-content compact sedan will gain a few new options for its sophomore year: An available cross-traffic alert system and a blind zone monitoring system.
According to a General Motors fleet guide posted online, the two items will be standard on the range-topping Verano with leather seats and they will be included in a Convenience Group on lower-spec Veranos. The Convenience Group also adds an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, a power driver’s seat base, heated exterior mirrors and rear parking sensors.
GM has not detailed specifications for the just-announced 2013 Verano Turbo, however.
Otherwise, the Buick sedan lineup mostly stands pat for 2013. Regals receive a few changes to their power steering system and a heated steering wheel is now standard on all but the range-topping GS (which has its own non-heated sport steering wheel). The base 2.4-liter gasoline engine has been dropped from the Regal lineup, which means that the automaker’s midsize sedan is now available only in mild hybrid eAssist or performance-oriented Regal Turbo variants.
The full-size LaCrosse is unchanged for what’s expected to be a short 2013 before a revised 2014 arrives, while the heavily updated 2013 Enclave crossover is set to go on sale late this year.
Pricing has not been announced for the 2013 Buick lineup.
’13 Buick Verano to offer cross-traffic alert, blind zone monitor