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General Motors plans to build Ecotec engines in Flint

Vehicles enter and exit the downtown on the freeway, in front of General Motors World Headquarters in downtown Detroit, Michigan July 20, 20
Vehicles enter and exit the downtown on the freeway, in front of General Motors World Headquarters in downtown Detroit, Michigan July 20, 20

DETROIT (WKZO) -- General Motors will build it’s new "Ecotec" engines in Flint and invest 200-million dollars in the engine plant there. The smaller and more fuel-efficient engines will go into production next year and be used in the Chevrolet Cruze.

By 2017, the engines will also be made in China, Hungary, Mexico and South Korea. By the end of 2016, GM expects the Ecotec engine to be powering 27 models.

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