Gas prices won’t stay cheap forever and the automakers have been charged with the duty of making small and fuel-efficient cars. We know that the majority of the public isn’t smart about car buying. The phrase, “bigger is better” seems to play over and over again in the heads of car shoppers. Yet, when the price of gas rises, so do small car sales and, unlike last time, General Motors is ready.

Buick will be introducing the Verano compact car, as well as a LaCrosse hybrid sedan. We have no idea what will be under the hood of this car, or what platform it will get. If we had to guess, we would say the car would be based on the newChevrolet Cruze, as it would be almost the same size.

Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet are also working on fuel-efficient vehicles. Cadillac is working on the ATS,GMC has been creating a production version of the Granite concept, and Chevy should have an all-new Aveo to go alongside the Spark. Automotive News is also reporting that GM is planning on shrinking the Impala.

Lots of big things are coming about for the small car market. Let’s just hope these alternative options will offer style as well as function.


Source: Automotive News

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  (399) posted on 06.28.2011

We are experiencing a fuel crisis and the best solution would be choosing a fuel efficient vehicle that’s why small cars are here. For the Buick, its really a good choice that they have built the Verona.

  (383) posted on 06.28.2011

Yeah, buyers are getting smarter nowadays and most of them choose a car that offers a better fuel economy. Well, its nice to hear that Buick Verona is offering a car that most of us wanted to have.

  (345) posted on 04.6.2011

Oh, two decades ago. That’s amazing. You can sell your family’s car to vintage stores.

  (474) posted on 03.1.2011

I loved my Rendezvous I leased one for 3 years and one for 4 years and would have leased another one in 2008 when my lease was up, but you chose to stop making them. I was very disappointed but am looking forward to the new 2012 Buick SUV Crossover

  (337) posted on 03.1.2011

I am so glad to hear that Buick is going through with the 5 passenger SUV Crossover that is such good news to so many of us young and old.

  (745) posted on 11.26.2010

That’s still 1 year less warranty than the Century my parents bought new in ’83, which had a 5/50 warranty and will probably have been the worst car ever owned by my family.

  (780) posted on 11.23.2010

VW . they are the one of the worst companies for lack of design flair. same headlights, boring profiles, yawn inducing grilles..

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