We think the lingering stink and smoke from the diesel engines of the ‘70s and ‘80s is starting to clear as many auto makers are starting to introduce diesel options here in the U.S. One of these is Buick. General Motors has already introduced the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and it is being received well with positive reviews.
Edmunds reported that an unnamed GM source confirmed the possible Buick diesel model, though would not give specifics. Since GM already has the Cruze Diesel, Edmunds, suspects the Buick model would be the Cruze’s counterpart the Buick Verano.
As CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standard are getting pushed higher and higher, auto makers have to find ways to make cars more efficient and diesel engines are a great way to do this. The Cruze’s diesel engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 148 horsepower. This engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 46 mpg on the highway, which equals over 700 miles on a single tank of gas.
We would love to see this type of efficiency and range in a Buick model. Which Buick model would you like to see with a diesel engine option?
Buick—continuing its push to create a more global impact for the brand—has now released the all-new 2014 Regal and Regal GS in China. The Regal, a sleek, savvy sedan, already sells well across China, and Shanghai GM expects this success only to continue with the introduction of the 2014 Regal and Regal GS models.
Shanghai GM President Wang Xiaoqiu expressed optimism about future sales of the Buick in China. “The Buick Regal family is a popular trendsetter in China,” he said. “More than 400,000 Regals have been sold since 2008. With their progressive designs and premium technologies, the new Regal and Regal GS will strengthen Buick’s established position in the high-end upper-medium passenger car segment.”
One of those premium technologies Xiaoqiu mentioned is Intellilink–an infotainment system that allows drivers to use Pandora radio, OnStar, your smartphone, SiriusXM radio, navigational systems, and more all from a beautiful touchscreen console.
Obviously, there’s no reason for you to fly to China to see the 2014 Buick Regal. Just come to Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas, and experience the Regal’s 259 horsepower engine for yourself.
U.S. News & World Report has reported that jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields will grow 17 percent by 2018. These jobs are vital to the automotive industry, so students pursuing degrees in STEM fields were an easy choice as recipients for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.
Funded by the GM Foundation, Buick was able to award $4.2 million in scholarships to 1,100 deserving recipients this year.
“Through the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, the GM Foundation is able to make a significant investment in the next generation of our country’s leaders and innovators,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard, in a press release. “We have witnessed firsthand how this scholarship is changing lives by making education more accessible and affordable.”
Of the 1,100 recipients, 521 are the first in their family to pursue higher education, 48 are from military families and 45 have served in the U.S. Armed Forces themselves.
Since its inception in 2011, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has awarded roughly $16.5 million to around 3,300 students.
To learn more about the Buick Achievers Scholarship, or any Buick or GMC vehicles, visit us today at Crawford Buick GMC!