GM plans US$40m Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems plant expansion

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General Motors has revealed plans to invest US$40m in the Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems (GPS) facility to increase its 5.3-liter V8 engine capacity for the OEM’s full-size truck and SUV programs.

GM’s Spring Hill GPS facility currently produces three engines that power 13 GM cars, trucks and crossovers. This fresh investment adds to the US$22m investment in Spring Hill GPS made in early 2019.

“This investment further solidifies GM’s commitment to our team and jobs for our community,” said Michael Youngs, GPS plant director, “The Spring Hill Manufacturing team has a proven track record of successful, high quality launches, and when our products are in high demand by customers, this team is ready.”

The 5.3-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine variant is available in full-size truck and SUV applications, including Chevrolet’s Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Sierra.

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