GM’s Spring Hill plant marks milestone of 3-millionth Ecotec engine built

Article by Anita Panait, on March 27, 2012

General Motors’ Spring Hill powertrain site is now celebrating after reaching another production milestone by recently producing its three-millionth Ecotec engine. Just barely two-and-a-half years ago, the Spring Hill plant produced the two-millionth Ecotec engine. The demand for vehicles with four-cylinder engines has been increasing as consumers look for models that do not consume as much fuel as other larger engines.

The demand was so high that GM had to invest $55 million just to increase the capacity of the plant, allowing it to supply the market as much as it wants with Ecotec four-cylinder engines.

The Spring Hill powertrain plant currently builds the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine as well as the Ecotec 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine, which powers GM vehicles like the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain crossovers, Buick Regal and Verano sedans. 

To celebrate the milestone, GM will fit the three-millionth engine under the hood of an all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. The Spring Hill engine plant will start producing the all-new Ecotec 2.5-liter engine later in 2012 just in time to be fitted under the hood of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

In a press release, Mike Herron, UAW Local 1853 shop chairman, said that GM’s $55 million investment at the Spring Hill site has created or retained 93 hourly positions.

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