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GM Daewoo Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth Engine

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GM Daewoo Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth Engine, Start of Production of New Ecotec Gen Ⅲ Engine

Press Release

Seoul — GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) held a ceremony today at its Bupyeong headquarters to celebrate the production of the automaker's 10 millionth engine and the start of production of its new Ecotec Gen Ⅲ family of engines.

“The production of our 10 millionth engine serves as an important milestone,” said GM Daewoo President and CEO Michael A. Grimaldi. “It confirms how far the domestic automotive industry has come and the important role that Korea and GM Daewoo are playing in the global industry.”

Road to 10 Million Engines

GM Daewoo and its predecessors have played a key role in engine development in Korea. In 1971, Shin-Jin Motors built the first automobile engine manufacturing facility in Korea. It began production of gasoline engines a year later. The company, which later changed its name to Daewoo Motor Company, built its first passenger car diesel engine and the first engine with electronically controlled fuel injection in 1980. The first multiple-injection engine was introduced and the first inline six-cylinder engine was manufactured by Daewoo Motor in 1989. In 2000, Daewoo Motor (which became GM Daewoo in 2002) was responsible for Korea's first locally developed inline six-cylinder engine. GM Daewoo's 10 millionth engine rolled off the production line in January 2008. …

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Gen II current DOHC Family 1 engine—1.8 recently added to GM Daewoo production line (c2005), replaces GM Holden 1.8 L family II.

Gen III new, more compact, lighter block first produced in Sventgotthard Hungary.

3-cyl M-Tec, 4-cyl S-Tec upgraded Suzuki F-series (mo power).

S-Tec II new DOHC B-series engine also produced by SGMW—1.0 L version to follow.

New compact due later this year will add Dual-VVT Gen III 1.8 L already produced in Europe for Astra etc. and new 6-speed auto.

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the 1.6L that's going into the aveo, it'll be better, supposedly getting 10% better fuel economy with an auto, or 15% with a manual

The Ecotec engine has a flexible layout that allows for simplicity, high durability and great applicability. To improve its flexibility, the Ecotec Gen Ⅲ engine has been downsized. The 1.6-liter version is 51 millimeters narrower and 21 millimeters shorter than its predecessor. It also is 12 kilograms lighter.
“The world-class Ecotec Gen Ⅲ engine offers better performance, greater fuel economy and lower emissions than its predecessor,” said Grimaldi. “Our new 1.8-liter version will be offered along with the Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission introduced earlier in the year in the next generation of the Lacetti, which will be launched in the second half of 2008.”

will that be the aveo or the NG 'balt?

either way, sounds like this combo will help with GM's economy in compact/subcompct arena. a 6speed will definitely liven up this size of car

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the 1.6L that's going into the aveo, it'll be better, supposedly getting 10% better fuel economy with an auto, or 15% with a manual

will that be the aveo or the NG 'balt?

either way, sounds like this combo will help with GM's economy in compact/subcompct arena. a 6speed will definitely liven up this size of car

I think the Lacetti is based on the Delta platform. How many HP does the 1.6L ET III engine produce?

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I think the Lacetti is based on the Delta platform. How many HP does the 1.6L ET III engine produce?

http://www.cheersandgears.com/forums/index...showtopic=21034 2009 aveo 5 topic

As a result, this 16-valve DOHC engine delivers more horsepower than the previous engine, with ratings of 107 horsepower (80 kw)* and 106 lb.-ft. of torque (143 Nm)*, and nearly 8-percent improved fuel efficiency when compared to the previous Aveo5 model.
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Any news on the upgrades to the Aveo drivetrain are good news, indeed. I will uncork a bottle of champagne when the hoary 4 spd (non-GM) tranny is gone. The shifts are terrible and undoubtedly the fuel mileage suffers because of this travesty of a transmission.

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I think the Lacetti is based on the Delta platform.

IIRC the NG is supposed to be on DeltaII. As for the name: Lacetti? Nubira? Cobalt?

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IIRC the NG is supposed to be on DeltaII. As for the name: Lacetti? Nubira? Cobalt?

True that. I was talking about the previous gen. I think they will stick with the name, unless griffon knows something different.

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True that. I was talking about the previous gen. I think they will stick with the name, unless griffon knows something different.

They'd better stick with the Cobalt name. Much better than Lacetti and Nubira.

I think the current one is on a Daewoo platform, but thegriffon can confirm that for sure.

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Lacetti is the J200 Daewoo name.

Nubira is the name of the previous (J100) model, still used in the UK.

Optra is the global J200 Chevy name.

New model (J300) may be called Cobalt globally.

New Gamma sedan (T300 Aveo) will be base compact.

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