* Five plants to get upgrades, retain or create 1,600 jobs * Upgrades for next-gen V8 engines for pickup trucks * GM spending on plants up since bankruptcy (Adds company confirmation, plant spending since bankruptcy, details on new engines) DETROIT, April 27 (Reuters) - General Motors Co [GM.UL] on Tuesday said it would invest about $890 million to upgrade five North American plants to build the next-generation V8 engine for its full-sized pickup trucks. The investment will allow GM ...
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