Yesterday General Motors produced its four-millionth Ecotec engine at its Spring Hill powertrain plant.
This happened two years after the three-millionth engine was assembled. GM added the four-millionth engine powers a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.
“GM’s line of Ecotec engines continue to win awards and recognition from critics and consumers alike for their fuel efficiency and power,” said GM Spring Hill Complex Manager Ken Knight. “These engines represent the best of the best available in today’s market, and we’re proud to produce them in Tennessee.”
In 2010 and 2012, WardsAuto named the Spring Hill-manufactured Ecotec engine one of the ‘10 Best Engines’ for North America.”
Ecotec engines built at Spring Hill like the one found in the Chevrolet Malibu Eco power the Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Captiva Sport (Mexico), Chevrolet Orlando (Korea), Buick Regal, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Alpheon (Korea) and Opel Astra (Poland), and GMC Terrain.
GM Spring Hill currently manufactures the Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder engine, the Ecotec 2.4L direct injection 4-cylinder engine and Ecotec 2.5L direct injection engine, which powers the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Impala.