General Motors’ primary Chinese operation — Shanghai GM — was named the Best Car Manufacturer at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show’s Grand Awards, while the automaker’s 2.0 liter turbocharged Ecotec engine was named one of the 10 Best Engines at the show, and its displays won Best Booth Design. Over 8 million votes cast during the nine-day show that concluded on April 29th, and the awards were jointly sponsored by the Auto Shanghai 2013 Organizing Committee as well as several mainstream media organizations.
Using the theme Innovation Driving the Future, Shanghai GM displayed 45 vehicles, including Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs. The General’s Chinese operating unit revealed the (new) Buick Riviera concept while the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and Cadillac Escalade ESV made their China debut.
In addition, 2013 was the first year that the show’s Organizing Committee presented the 10 Best Engines awards, and GM’s all-aluminum 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged engine (LTG) was one of the engines recognized. The LTG is available in several GM vehicles sold in China, including the Buick Regal and Chevrolet Malibu.
Coincidentally, Shanghai GM sold a record number of cars in China during April 2013 (more than any April before) as Auto Shanghai was under way.