2012 Buick Verano specs leaked image

As reported by Inside Line back in June, General Motors confirmed that its new premium compact sedan will be called the 2012 Buick Verano.

Today, new details are starting to emerge about the 2012 Buick Verano as a dealer survey has been leaked to the web.

Only one engine appears to be in the works, and it’s the familiar 2.4L Ecotec motor currently powering other, larger Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet products.

Nothing else revealed in the survey is especially surprising, but it does give us a glimpse at the possible positioning of the vehicle in the market.

the base Verano 1SB (the alphanumeric likely being an internal designation) is estimated to start at $20,900. From there, the 1SD model adds Bluetooth, automatic climate control and remote start, and will be priced from around $22,100.

The letter:
Greetings Buick Dealers,

We would like to invite you to participate in an online order study of a potential new addition to the Buick portfolio.

Please note that this potential new entry would be a compact car available in four models. As a result, it is important for us to gauge how you would order this vehicle and in what quantities. In addition, each model builds off of the previous model. Proposed models are as follows:

1.) 1SB Cloth Base
• 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
• 180 hp @ 6700 rpm
• 172 lb-ft of torque @ 4900 rpm
• 6-Speed automatic transmission
Estimated MSRP range: $20,900 – $21,500 *

2.) 1SD Cloth Mid-Level
Adds to 1SB
• Remote Start
• Auto Dual HVAC
• Connected Color Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity
Estimated MSRP range: $22,100 – $22,700*

3.) 1SG Cloth Mid-Level
Adds to 1SB & 1SD
• 6-way power driver
• Heated ORVMs
• Rear Park Assist
Estimated MSRP range: $23,300 – 23,900*

4.) 1SL Leather Up-Level
Adds to 1SB, 1SD & 1SG
• Heated Seats/Steering Wheel
• Passive Entry & Push Button Start
• Bose Premium Audio
• 18″ Wheels
Estimated MSRP range: $25,600 – 26,200*

*Note: Total vehicle pricing will NOT be shown in the order study