latest newsWe are brushing on the subject of Buick Cars in Thunder Bay and want to take a little time to move our sights under the hood of these new Buick cars in Canada and peer inside.  Some of the reviews and critics offer good information that we want to share with you, the Buick Car consumer, “We got our first look at Buick’s Chevy Cruze–based Verano back at the Detroit auto show in January, where it was shown with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The production Verano will arrive later this year with something more vanilla, however: GM’s direct-injected 2.4-liter four-pot producing 177 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque and mated to a six-speed automatic. In testing that Verano, we found the engine to be quiet and competent, but not quick. Fortunately, the turbo and some more powertrains are on the way.”

The above statement just goes to say that the Buick Cars have more to offer in additional powertrains that will be made available in the near future.  A graphic culled from supplier information and published in Automotive News lets us know that this ‘more to come’ will be the 2.4 that will hang around only through the car’s first major refresh, which was already done in 2015.

After that, the Verano’s base motor became a 2.5-liter four, which we know to be similar to the one found in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, where it will make roughly 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of twist.  Either way, the cars in the Buick lineup are an amazing force to be reckoned with to say the least.  The refresh that really put these Thunder Bay Buick Cars over the edge was the midcycle one that year which also brought the hybrid consideration to the new car table.  It was forecast as follows, “The midcycle refresh will reportedly also bring a hybrid version of the Verano—likely using a mild-hybrid system like that in the upcoming Chevy Malibu Eco, and eAssist versions of the Buick’s LaCrosse and Regal. Those cars use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder fitted with an electric motor/generator in place of the alternator and hooked to a small battery pack.”  Swing by your Thunder Bay ON Buick Cars Dealer and check it all out today.