TURIN — The first impact of the General Motors Corp./Fiat SpA alliance is to be an exchange of diesel engines. GM's comparatively modern range of 4-cyl. diesels feature four valves per cylinder and direct injection but not common rail technology. Three Vauxhall diesels are the first to be replaced, within a year, by more fuel-efficient Fiat common rail turbodiesels. At the top end, Fiat's 5-cyl. JTD — used so effectively in the Alfa 156 and various Fiat and Lancia models — is to be swapped ...
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