GM shows new Ecotec engine family image

The North American based automotive giant General Motors has revealed a new generation of Ecotec engines, with a small displacement, which will be used on the new Cruze.

General Motors’ newest creation is not a car but a car’s heart, or hearts in this case, as the company has officially unveiled the new Ecotec engine family. According to the car manufacturer, the new units have been built on a modular architecture and they are promising to deliver reliability and improved performance.

“Transportation solutions vary around the world and GM is committed to developing engines matched to the needs of the regions where they’re sold. The new engine family is designed to achieve segment-leading refinement and efficiency, and will make its way into five GM brands and 27 models by the 2017 model year”, said the General Motors vice president, Global Powertrain Engineering, Steve Kiefer.

The 11 engines revealed will be part of the new Ecotec family and they will have three- and four-cylinder and displacements ranging between 1.0 and 1.5 liters. The outputs will be ranging from 75 HP (56 kW) and 165 HP (123 kW). Some units will be coming with turbochargers and others with hybrid and alternative fuel applications. The new engine lineup will be produced at five different plants in the United States, Mexico, South Korea, China and Hungary.