The automotive giant General Motors has recently announced that it will develop a new family of 1.0 and 1.3 liter Ecotec engines, with three and four cylinders, direct-injection and turbochargers, in order to “align” to the new emission standards.
General Motors will downsize its engines which are being developed for global usage and the obvious result will be lower CO2 emissions and an improved fuel consumption, without actually affecting the performance of the new vehicles that will be equipped with the powerplants.
From the first information provided by GM, it seems that the new generation of engines will have a displacement of 1.0 and 1.3 liters with the Ecotec badge on them which, according to the automaker, will be able to run on alternative fuel and will also impress with low vibrations and noise.
According to the automotive giant, around 2 million new engines will be developed annually until the end of this decade and the powerplants will have direct injection and turbochargers.
The new Ecotec engines are part of an overall strategy for product development with which the Americans intend to simplify the engineering and manufacturing processes to reduce costs and improve in terms of competitiveness, internal efficiencies and quality.