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GM Daewoo Starts Construction Of New Diesel Engine Plant

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Ltd (GM Daewoo) has started construction of its new diesel engine plant in Gunsan, Korea. Total investment in the diesel programme, including engineering development, will be close to 475 billion Korean won. The 19,200-sq.m facility, which is adjacent to GM Daewoo’s vehicle manufacturing facility in Gunsan, will produce a new family of Euro IV-compliant 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines. The engines will power a range of vehicles to be sold in both the domestic Korean market and export regions.

The production facility’s machine line will be 90 per cent automated and the engine assembly line 40 percent automated. The entire plant will be designed for flexibility in order to accommodate future engine products. It will have more than 250 employees. Construction of the plant is expected to be completed in April 2005, with production commencing in early 2006. The annual manufacturing capacity will exceed 250,000 units.

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Originally posted by powervette@Jun 10 2004, 11:59 AM
Cadillac needs diesels in Europe,I Hope GM won't put the Daewoo diesels to Cadillac (it would damage Cadillac reputation)
I am so concerned because after GM rebadged Daewoo to Chevy,everything is possible... ;)
Well it mentions that they designed it to be flexible. Maybe Cadillac will wake up in a couple of years and realize that diesels would be a good move for them. Then they can reconfigure the facility to produce higher-quality diesels.

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How much does GM own in this plant?

It sounds good and the engines are promising considering the rising prices of gas. but will they be underpowered like Daewoo's gas engines?
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