JAKE LINGEMAN

Buick Verano pitched by Peyton Manning

Automotive News | July 11, 2012 - 9:51 am EST

Jake Lingeman is an associate editor at Autoweek, an affiliate of Automotive News.
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DETROIT -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will appear in a new spot for the Buick Verano this evening during ESPN's Espys Awards show.

In this making-of video, Manning talks about the Verano and how he "calls an audible" using the voice-activated controls. First he avoids some traffic using the navigation, then he changes the station by yelling "hot route two," then, "tune XM 60 Outlaw," which really does sound like a football call.

Manning is actually pretty good on camera. His old MasterCard commercial -- cut that meat -- was extremely funny.

Hey, if this whole Denver Broncos quarterback thing doesn't work out, at least he'll have a career as a pitchman to fall back on.

For GM's announcement about the ad, click here.

The ad features Peyton Manning using standard Verano connectivity features such as OnStar and IntelliLink.

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