Buick Verano seats were made to avoid hot spots, accommodate… ponytails?

The 2012 Buick Verano is getting some engineering focus on comfort for the upcoming model with new seats to help enhance both the driver and passenger’s experience in the vehicle.

Verano’s program engineering manager Brian Schell says “When we set out to design a comfortable interior for Verano our goal was for customers to feel like vacation begins as soon as they get in the car, and not when they reach their destination. By making comfort our first priority, we were able to create seats that will make customers feel more at ease an connected to the car for a more-satisfying ride experience.”

To create the cushy seats, engineers used premium leather, supersoft padding and support foam that is found in the LaCrosse, with added bolsters for extra support. Throughout the 1,000 development hours put in, consideration was taken to eliminate “hot spots” and adjust the head rests to avoid interference with hairstyles.

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Additional front and rear space, headroom, and rear shoulder room has been incorporated into the design, also. Other enhancements include standard voice control, noice-reducing technology, and climate control.

Refresher: The 2012 Buick Verano will be offered in three trim-levels with the top model carrying an MSRP of $26,850. All models of the 2012 Verano are powered by an Ecotec 4-cylinder engine making 180-hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2012 Buick Verano will run from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and should estimate 31 mpg on the highway.

– By: Alexandra Koken