General Motors is expecting their new Duramax 4500 diesel V-8 to be a popular option in their trucks after its 2009 introduction. The engines will be built at GM's Tonawanda, New York engine plant and the company is preparing to build 400 engines a day. That works out to about 94,000 engines a year. The new engine will be launching in the Hummer H2 and then get added to other full-size trucks. If diesels turn out to be popular in other vehicles and fuel economy regulations are raised it wouldn't be surprising to see production expanded and availability added to some car platforms.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. req'd]


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