4 millionth Ecotec engine made at General Motors Spring Hill plant
General Motors Spring Hill powertrain this week produced its 4-millionth Ecotec engine, within 2 years of the 3-millionth engine being assembled. “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.”
Operating technician Stevie Cater worked on the 4 millionth engine produced in GM Spring Hill Powertrain Assembly plant. In 2010 and 2012, WardsAuto named the Spring Hill-manufactured Ecotec engine one of ‘10 Best Engines’ for North America. The 4-millionth engine powers an all-new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. Ecotec engines built at Spring Hill power the Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Captiva Sport (Mexico), Chevrolet Orlando (Korea), Buick Regal, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Alpheon (Korea), Opel Astra (Poland), and GMC Terrain.
“GM’s continued investment in the Spring Hill engine plant recognizes the skills and the world-class quality that each of the UAW 1853 members build into each engine produced,” said UAW Local 1853 Shop Chairman Mike Herron. “We are proud to see our UAW members skillfully building engines for our customers around the world that help power our great GM vehicles and give our customers the power they need while saving money at the gas pump too.”
GM Spring Hill facility manufactures Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder engine, Ecotec 2.4L direct injection 4-cylinder engine and Ecotec 2.5L direct injection engine (powers 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Impala).