GM Expanding V8 Engine Production

Buyers are loving the V8 engines Chevrolet is offering throughout their truck and SUV lineup, so much so General Motors is investing $148 million to repurpose flexible machining and assembly equipment at its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee to keep up with demand.

The move will retain 200 jobs and mean that the facility will be building the Small Block 6.2L V8 engine, marking the first time Spring Hill will build V8 engines.

The 6.2L truck engine is currently available in the Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL Denali and the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The aluminum Small Block engine features a suite of technology for efficiency and performance, including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), direct injection and continuously variable valve timing.

This investment is part of the $709.4 million in investments GM has announced since ratification of the UAW-GM national agreement in 2015. Since 2010, GM has announced investments of more than $1.35 billion for the Spring Hill operations.

 

image courtesy of General Motors
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