VIENNA – Opel Austria Powertrain GmbH starts production of a new 1.2L 4-cyl. version of the Twinport Ecotec engine family this month.

The company, which belongs to the Fiat-GM Powertrain joint venture, already manufactures 1.0L 3-cyl. and 1.4L 4-cyl. Twinport Ecotec engines, which it launched last July. All three power units solely are sourced from Austria.

The new 80-hp 1.2L engine will be installed in the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Corsa small cars.

Opel Austria Powertrain expects to manufacture some 400,000 engines this year, including 60,000 units of the new 1.2L.