General Motors has a new generation of Ecotec small displacement engines with a modular architecture that broadens their adaptability to global markets and reduces manufacturing complexity. These engines also offer customers leading-edge efficiency, refinement and durability.
The new engines were developed for GM’s global vehicle portfolio and will power many of the company’s highest-volume small cars and compact crossovers – including the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. By 2017, more than 2.5 million new Ecotec engines are projected to be built annually in at least five manufacturing locations around the globe. The new Ecotec portfolio will include 11 engines, with three- and four-cylinder variants ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L – including turbocharged versions – and power ratings ranging from 75 hp to 165 hp.
The architecture is also designed to support hybrid propulsion systems and alternative fuels. The new 1.4 litre EcoTec turbo is up to five percent more efficient than the 1.4 litre turbo engine it will replace. The noise intensity of the new Ecotec engines is also lower than its rivals.