AUBURN HILLS – The launch of the “World Engine,” billed as the largest engine program ever launched in the industry, is on track, Chrysler Group officials insist. That is no small feat given the players and politics involved in a program that will spawn 2 million 2.4L, 2.0L and 1.8L 4-cyl. engines for about 20 different vehicles worldwide. They are being developed under the auspices of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) that consists of DaimlerChrysler AG, Hyundai Motor Co. ...

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