General Motors opens its first diesel engine plant in Southeast Asia, with the $200-million facility in Rayong province, Thailand, representing its most significant powertrain investment in the region. GM says the 584,211 sq.-ft. (54,273 sq.-m) plant is the first to produce its all-new family of Duramax 4-cyl. diesel engines. They feature overhead cams, turbocharging and durable aluminum cylinder heads. Tested in extreme conditions in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South ...

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