Within the next 12 months, General Motors will phase out its aging 2.4L Ecotec four cylinder engine and replace it with the more powerful, more refined, and more efficient 2.5L Ecotec engine.
We first expect to see the new motor in the base 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, when it launches later this year. Afterwards, look for the 190 horse, 180 lb.-ft. engine to be found in the Buick Regal and Verano, Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. It’s also going to be found in the base model 2013 Cadillac ATS. Still unconfirmed is whether or not the new engine will replace the 2.4L in eAssist applications.
Source: Car and Driver