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51Next-gen Chevy Volt to ditch 1.4-liter engine in favor of 2.0 turbo?

No one at General Motors is talking publicly about a rumor post over at InsideEVs that claims the 83-horsepower, 1.4-liter range-extending gas engine currently used in the Chevrolet Volt will "definitely not" be the engine that is used in the 2014 model-year Volt. And, by no one talking publicly, we mean that our emails have gone unanswered. InsideEVs just got an "Unfortunately, we do not comment on future product details, so I cannot provide any information related to your inquiry," from GM spo

84Next-gen Chevy Volt to ditch 1.4-liter engine in favor of 2.0 turbo?

No one at General Motors is talking publicly about a rumor post over at InsideEVs that claims the 83-horsepower, 1.4-liter range-extending gas engine currently used in the Chevrolet Volt will "definitely not" be the engine that is used in the 2014 model year Volt. And, by no one talking publicly, we mean that our emails have gone unanswered. InsideEVs just got a "Unfortunately, we do not comment on future product details, so I cannot provide any information related to your inquiry," from GM spok

35GM scraps new Volt/Cruze engine plant in Flint, will update existing plant instead

General Motors has been vascillating about when and where it would build engines for its upcoming Chevrolet Volt and Cruze models, and today that saga has a new twist. Last September, GM proclaimed that it would invest $370 million in a new Flint, Michigan plant to build 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines after the city announced an extensive suite of tax breaks said to be worth $56 million. Then, in mid-December, word came that GM was delaying building the plant, although it pledged to bring the V

9GM gets tax breaks from Flint for new Volt engine plant

As we stated a few months ago, automakers always get tax credits from cities in an effort to get them to build new plants or retool existing plants. As we know, the upcoming Chevy Volt is likely to be assembled in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant where the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS are currently built. As you may expect, those two models might not last too much longer, so the Volt is very important to the Detroit factory. The engine for the Volt, though, is expected to be built in a new

44Volt SS? Chevrolet considering turbocharged 1.4-liter for Volt

The Chevrolet Volt mystery may have unfolded just a bit more as GM-Volt.com is reporting that GM CEO Rick Wagoner has confirmed that the General is considering a 1.4L four cylinder engine for the production Volt. So far, nothing official has been announced, but the decision to use the 1.4L engine would make plenty of financial sense. After all, it's the same engine that is expected to power the first-generation Chevy Cruze, which may actually follow the Volt to market. Both the Volt and the Cruz

AddRenault introduces a 130 HP iteration of the TCe engine

Small yet powerful. This is the premise of the many new generation small turbocharged engines that are making appearances left and right, like in recent offerings from Volkswagen (TFSI) and Fiat (T-Jet). We've already covered the 100 HP version of the TCe, but now there's news of a more powerful version which will drive the upcoming Megane replacement, swapping out the current 2.0-liter 136 HP engine and offering a 16 percent drop in CO2 emissions.

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