GM extends Chevrolet Volt and Cruze engine plant delay

General Motors confirmed today that it will be extending the delay of the construction of its 4-clyinder engine plant in Flint, Mich. The plant will be responsible for building the 1.4L engines that will be used in the Chevrolet Cruze and the Chevrolet Volt.

No specific details were provided for the reason of the delay this time. Last month, GM suspended production until a review of its first quarter financials. GM says that even with the delay, the plant should be done in time for the production of the Cruze at the Lordstown, Ohio, plant and the Volt at the Hamtramck plant in Detroit.

The 1.4L 4-cylinder engine in the Chevrolet Cruze will be turbocharged producing a total of 100-hp. The Chevrolet Cruze will get a non-turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder. GM says that the engine will also find its way under two other U.S. models by 2011.

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Source: AutoObserver