GM plans to launch more diesel vehicles in U.S.
Light-duty versions of GM’s full-sized trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, are two likely candidates for a diesel engine. Chrysler’s Ram 1500 already offers a diesel engine and the highest fuel-economy rating ever given to a full-sized truck, 28 mpg on the highway.
Ford will launch the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 late this year and will offer an SFE or Super Fuel Economy model.
Kiefer said: “We will continue to introduce more diesels as appropriate and as the market accepts them.”
How GM missed the truck fuel economy race, and how it will return
Six years ago, GM was installing production machinery in its Tonowanda, N.Y., engine plant to build an advanced, 4.5-liter Duramax diesel V-8 for the light duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
But then GM ran out of money. And the company’s bankruptcy killed that engine.
Tillägg. Och detta fick en allvarlig inverkan på Sintercast som skulle stå för CGI-blocken till den motorn. De fick snöpligen stryka den stora produktionen ur orderboken. Det var helt färdigt för produktion i Tonawadafabriken.
Slutet gott allting gott:
But Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, today at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars gave a bullish presentation about GM’s future diesel plans.
Listening to Kiefer’s enthusiasm for diesels, you get the feeling that GM’s bad luck is about to change — and it won’t be by accident.