It's no longer a surprise that the engine for the first Chevy Volts will come from Europe instead of Flint, Michigan. Specifically, the 1.4L four cylinder engines, part of the "Family 0" line, will be made at the GM plant in Aspern, Austria. Similar engines will go into Chevrolet Cruze models to be assembled in Lordstown, Ohio. Volt assembly will still happen in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Since GM says it has always intended to get the first engines from Europe, the sale price projection for the plug-in hybrid remain the same. Of course, no one outside of GM knows what that number actually is, but apparently it won't be higher because all the engines need to spend some time on a boat.

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[Source: Ward's Auto via GM-Volt]

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