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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 07:23 AM
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FLINT, Mich. General Motors said Thursday that it intended to double its production of gas-sipping, four-cylinder engines by 2011.

To do so, G.M. said that it would invest $370 million in a plant to build its most fuel-efficient engines ever. The factory will open in 2010 and make 1.4-liter engines for two compact cars scheduled to go on sale late that year: the Chevrolet Cruze, which is expected to get about 45 miles a gallon in highway driving, and the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in vehicle whose engine will start after the battery is depleted.

The engine for the Cruze, which will be turbocharged to give it more power, will also be used in two other models that G.M. has yet to unveil.

The new plant would create as many as 400 jobs and retain about 300 that would otherwise have been lost with this months closure of G.M.s nearby Flint North plant, which made six-cylinder engines for Buick cars.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/business/26engine.htm...
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