GM Announces New Small Engine Family

GM has announced a new global line of small engine-displacement Ecotec engines that will feature improved fuel economy, higher quality, better performance and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

The new global engine family consists of three and four-cylinder engines with displacements ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L. The engines will feature technologies such as direct injection, turbocharging and alternative fuel compatibility.

“Our customers around the world agree we need to reduce our dependence on petroleum and reduce vehicle carbon emissions,” said Jim Federico, vehicle line executive for GM global small cars and electric vehicles. “We are working aggressively on vehicle electrification and other technologies, but the most immediate progress will come from continually improving the internal combustion engine.”

Production of the new engines is expected to begin mid-decade and could encompass more than 2 million engines a year for the Chevy brand by the end of the decade.