Buick has no image issues in China. In fact, General Motors can only wish Buick is all well-regarded in the U.S. as it is in China one day. It’s working on it.
The Chinese automotive media selected the engine to the “China Heart” Ten Best Engine List for 2015 after judges praised the powerplant for its durability, advanced technology, power, fuel efficiency, low maintenance cost, and low level of noise, vibration and harshness.
In addition, the 2016 Verano itself was added to the “China Heart Recommended List.”
The 1.5-liter turbo graces the 2016 Buick Verano 20T variant of the car, where it’s paired with a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission, and produces 166 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The power is enough to send the 2016 Verano from 0-62 mph in 8.8 seconds.
With the news of this award, it becomes the ninth year a GM-SAIC engine has made the Ten Best list.