GM and Isuzu announce Duramax diesel investment

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General Motors and Isuzu have announced an US$82m investment in their DMAX joint venture which produces 6.6-liter turbocharged Duramax diesel engines in Ohio.

The investment is intended to facilitate production efficiency improvements and follows a US$60m investment in the plant early in 2015 aimed at helping the engine range meet future emissions requirements.

“The Duramax diesel’s performance is renowned in the industry, and these productivity improvements will allow us to become even more efficient in producing these world class engines,” said GM North America manufacturing manager Scott Whybrew.

The joint venture was established in 1998, and the Ohio factory has produced nearly 1.7m of the diesel engines for pickup truck applications since opening in 2000.

December 17, 2015

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