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GM Joint Venture Making $50 Mil Bet on Ohio Diesel Plant

by on Feb.05, 2014

The Duramax Diesel is offered in this new Chevrolet Silverado HD model pitched during last weekend's Super Bowl.

General Motors and its Japanese partner Isuzu are betting on a surge in demand for heavy-duty diesels, announcing plans to invest $50 million in a plant in Ohio – a move they say will “protect” 500 jobs.

The investment appears to reflect a growing interest in diesels in a market that has long been skeptical of the high-mileage technology. But a growing number of competitors, including Chrysler and Nissan, have either added or plan to expand their diesel offerings for full-size and heavy-duty trucks.

Performance Matters!

“Today’s announcement demonstrates GM’s commitment to continuously invest in technologies that reduce the impact of our vehicles on the environment, while maintaining performance attributes required by customers in the areas of towing and hauling loads,” said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Christine Sitek.

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GM “Fundamentally” in Favor of Expanding US Diesel Line-Up

“More to come,” suggests Reuss.

by on Dec.14, 2012

Expect to see GM add a diesel to the powertrain options for the light-duty 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

With its first light-duty diesel set to debut in a manner of months, senior General Motors officials are giving clear indications that they’re ready to launch additional applications of the high-mileage technology, including a diesel for the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

After years sitting on the sidelines, 2014 could be the year that diesels finally become a viable option for automakers struggling to meet tough need government fuel economy mandates.  Among the various makers that plan to launch or expand their diesel offerings are Mazda, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and, soon, General Motors.

Your Inside Source!

“There is, fundamentally, a place for diesel here,” said GM President Mark Reuss, during an interview following the preview of the completely redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The executive stressed that he is “personally” in favor of adding more of the so-called oil-burners to GM’s North American line-up.

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Spy Shots: GM’s LML Duramax 2011 Silverado / Sierra Trucks

First look at the stump-puller of an engine hiding under the hood of "test mule."

by on Jun.22, 2009

GM 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel

GM 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel

Diesels may be in the dumps when it comes to light-duty pickup trucks but things are starting to get hot in the heavy-duty segment.  New federal emissions rules set to take effect in 2010 have sent Ford and General Motors back to the drawing boards (the current Dodge Ram HD and its 6.7-liter Cummins I6 already meets 2010 emissions).

We’ve previously reported about Ford’s upcoming 6.7-liter eight-cylinder in-house replacement for the current 6.4-liter V-8 Power Stroke, code-named “Scorpion.” Now, we’ve received new information from sources about GM’s updated 6.6-liter Duramax V-8, plus this close-up spy photo.

General Motors uses three letter identifiers to designate each new iteration of Duramax. The current 2007-10 ‘LMM’ Duramax is designed to run on ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and work with a diesel particulate filter to cut soot emissions by 90 percent from 2006 levels. The LMM replacement is said to be called the ‘LML’ Duramax.

Subscribe to TheDetroitBureau.comThe LML Duramax is expected to be GM’s cleanest diesel engine yet. Some have speculated that its displacement would grow to 6.9-liters for emissions reasons but our sources say it will continue to be a 6.6-liter V-8.

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