General Motors’ Spring Hill Plant Produces 4 Millionth Ecotec Engine3
General Motors Spring Hill powertrain plant produced its 4 millionth Ecotec engine yesterday, just two years after the 3 millionth engine was assembled at the site.
The Spring Hill facility currently manufactures the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged LTG engine, Ecotec 2.4 liter LEA engine and the Ecotec 2.5-liter LKW engine.
“GM’s line of Ecotec engines continue to win awards and recognition from critics and consumers alike for their fuel efficiency and power,” GM Spring Hill Complex Manager Ken Knight said in a statement. “These engines represent the best of the best available in today’s market, and we’re proud to produce them in Tennessee.”
WardsAuto named the GM Ecotec engine one of its ’10 Best Engines’ for North America in both 2010, 2012. The 4 millionth engine, a 2.4-liter unit, powers the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. Similar engines built in Spring Hill find their applications in the Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Captiva Sport, Chevrolet Orlando, Buick Regal, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Alpheon, Opel Astra and GMC Terrain.
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Isn’t it There’s no more Malibu eco?
I think they are still making the 2013 ECO for a little longer. I’d like to see a 1.4t I4 ECO (eAssist, Active Grille Shutters, Regenerative Brakes, 7-Speed Dual Clutch) with 180HP / 195FT-LBS that gets around 30 City and 45 Highway.
Now this is just spring hill and not all the other plants building this engine. I wonder how many Eco engines are built a year now.