General Motors launches 1.2L SMARTEC engine


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General Motors announced its new Petrol mill 1.2-liter SMARTECH engine on 27th Jan in Delhi. Interestingly, this engine has been developed General Motors technical centre in Bangalore.

Key Features of the 1.2L SMARTEC engine:

No. of Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1100cc
Power: 80.5PS @ 6200rpm
Torque: 108Nm @ 4400rpm
FE(ARAI tested): 18.6kmpl

For more details, read this article(Dated 27th Jan) from The Economic Times.

NEW DELHI: US auto major General Motors on Thursday launched its locally-developed engine, Smartech in India which will be utilised for the market here.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine has been developed at the General Motors technical centre---India at Bangalore and will be produced at the company's plant at Talegaon in Maharashtra.

It features aluminium cylinder heads, lightweight pistons which decrease weight and enhance fuel emissions and lightweight counterbalanced crankshaft which lowers the NVH levels.

Initially, the engine will be used for the new models that the company will offer in India.

"India is a key market for General Motors. We are focused on leveraging our unmatched global resources as well as our growing local capabilities to develop segment leading vehicles and power trains in India for India," General Motors International Operations President Tim Lee said. In addition, GM revealed its plan to launch 6 new vehicles this year with the new powertrain.

The Talegaon plant has a capacity of 1.6 lakh power trains and the second phase will have a capacity of 1.4 lakh power trains that will take the total capacity to three lakhs.
 
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Hello Edward,

A warm Welcome to The Automotive India. Please have a look at this thread and do post your requirements in a seperate thread so that we can help you out in an organized way.
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As for the new SMARTEC equipped Beat, i think it wont be out very soon.
 
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Initially this unit will power the Beat. GM does have some plans for india for which they may use this engine. As per reports GM will be launching upto 6 new models by 2013 which includes the Chevrolet Beat Diesel which may be launched in Feb.
 
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