General Motors Corp. plans to start the new year with production of an all-new light truck engine, to be built in a new facility. GM Powertrain officials say early January 2001 sees the production startup of the newly constructed Flint Engine South facility in Flint, MI. The plant will build the new Vortec 4200 inline 6-cyl. engine, GM's first inline-6 for trucks in more than 15 years. GM phased out inline 6-cyl. engines in 1993 and describes the decision to pursue I-6 over a new V-8 as ...

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