GM is planning on expanding its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico in order to increase production of its 6-cylinder engine. The extension will ad about 350,000 V6 engines to the plants capacity raising it from the current 590,000 to 940,000 per year.
GM said that the next-generation of the engine, known as the HFV6, will be 6 percent more powerful than the current version. The upcoming Chevrolet Traverse will use a version of the engine.
GM also said that the plant will produce 6-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions for the Saturn Vue, Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Malibu. The transmission will reduce fuel-consumption by 7 percent compared to its predecessors.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse:
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