GM working on a new range of small-displacement Ecotec gasoline engines

Article by Christian A., on October 18, 2011

In the upcoming years, General Motors will be developing an all-new range of small-displacement Ecotec gasoline engines that will be offered in global markets. GM aims to boost fuel economy, have higher quality and an improved performance as well as reduce carbon dioxide emissions. GM anticipates that by the end of the decade, this program will cover over 2 million engines a year.

This new lineup consists of three- and four-cylinder engines (with displacements from 1.0L to 1.5L) designed and built in various regions for worldwide consumption.

These will have lightweight design and advanced technologies like direct injection, turbocharging and alternative fuel compatibility so that customers get both efficiency and on-demand performance. This new engine family will be engineered to lessen noise, vibration and harshness, frequently experienced with smaller engines.

The consolidation of this global engine family is part of GM’s larger product development strategy to simplify engineering and manufacturing and lessen cost while boosting competitiveness, efficiency and quality. For instance, to lessen the complexity, engines would be designed and assembled using a modular approach with interchangeable global parts.

This also makes it more flexible for global vehicle programs. It’s expected to begin production in the middle of the decade. These engines will be brought in GM global vehicle programs across multiple vehicle architectures in different regions until the end of the decade.

GM will be revealing the manufacturing locations and production timing at a later time. This new engine range is the product of the collaboration between GM and the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC), Shanghai General Motors (SGM) and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC).

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