GM to build Silverado diesel engine in Flint, Michigan

GM to build Silverado diesel engine in Flint, Michigan

Plant makes car engines, large diesels.

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Flint, Michigan — General Motors’ Flint Engine Operations will serve as the manufacturing site for the Duramax 3L turbo-diesel engine option on the 2019 Silverado.

In 2015 GM announced a $263 million investment in Flint Engine Operations for a new engine line.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine/transmission combinations. The Flint-built 3L inline-six turbo-diesel will be paired with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and will feature technologies that optimize performance and efficiency.

“The next-generation Silverado builds on the success of our current models, many of which are produced here in Flint. We are proud to expand the industry-leading diesel portfolio here in Vehicle City,” says John Urbanic, Flint Engine Operations plant manager.

With diesel offerings on Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500, and Silverado HD, Chevrolet offers more diesel options than any other brand.

Flint Engine currently produces 1.4L engines used in the Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt.