The $370 million plant was supposed to produce the 1.4L engine for the upcoming Chevy Volt and Cruze in turbocharged and naturally-aspirated forms. GM spokesperson Sharon Basel, confirmed the news to the Flint News. Basel also stated that GM remains committed to the area and could possibly build the engines at one of the existing plants in the future.
The plant would have created 300 new jobs for the suffering town of Flint.
For now the engines will be produced by one of GM’s European plants that already builds variants of the “Family Zero” engines, which range from 1.0-1.4L in size.