With new Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations getting closer and closer, many automakers are physically downsizing their product lineup and offering more fuel-efficient powertrains. If sources are to be believed, General Motors next-generation lineup of midsize sedans may go with an all 4-cylinder engine lineup.
We’ve already seen this happen with the 2011 Buick Regal, which is only available with 4-cylinder powertrains. Even the high-performance Regal GS will be powered by a 4-banger.
Insiders have told GMInsideNews that the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu, which is scheduled to hit markets in late 2011, will only sport 4-cylinder engines in North America.
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– By: Omar Rana