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failboat
failboat HalfDork
1/30/12 8:31 a.m.

I think thats it. Didnt look too bad in person, hardly appeared to be much smaller (or different) than the Regal. They are trying to market it as a luxury car thats good to for urban environments because its smaller and easier to maneuver.

scardeal
scardeal HalfDork
1/30/12 9:42 a.m.

Buick Verano and Cruze are same platform.
ATS is a new RWD platform.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
1/30/12 10:34 a.m.
scardeal wrote: Buick Verano and Cruze are same platform. ATS is a new RWD platform.

Good to know. I wondre though if the powerplants will be the same? If so, I smell RWD boosted swap donors coming out of the general in the near future...

ProDarwin
ProDarwin SuperDork
1/30/12 10:37 a.m.
4cylndrfury wrote:
scardeal wrote: Buick Verano and Cruze are same platform. ATS is a new RWD platform.
Good to know. I wondre though if the powerplants will be the same? If so, I smell RWD boosted swap donors coming out of the general in the near future...

There is already the 260hp Sky/Solstice 2.0 Ecotec...

scardeal
scardeal HalfDork
1/30/12 10:51 a.m.

IIRC from the NAIAS, the ATS will have 3 powertrains available:
1. Some N/A 4-banger
2. 2.0l Turbo making ~ 270ish HP
3. 3.6l V6 making ~330ish HP

failboat
failboat HalfDork
1/30/12 10:57 a.m.

2....maybe the same turbo motor from the Regal GS?

oobert
oobert New Reader
1/30/12 11:05 a.m.

The Buick Verano and the Chevy Sonic are built at the same plant, and both are based on the Gamma platofrm.

The Chevy Cruze is built on the Delta II platform, which is what the Volt is built on.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku SuperDork
1/30/12 9:31 p.m.

No, the Verano is on the Cruze platform. the Sonic is something else.

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