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Mich. Plant Will Build 2019 Silverado's Diesel Engine

January 17, 2018

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.
Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado’s all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility in Flint, Mich.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine/transmission combinations, including the 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel, the automaker said. The new turbo-diesel will be paired with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

Flint Engine currently produces 1.4L engines used in the Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt. In 2015 GM announced a $263 million investment in Flint Engine Operations for a new engine line, according to GM.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is also 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, and features a wider bed.

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