The investments will help develop GM plants in Flint and Bay City, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio, and Bedford, Indiana. They will support the production of a new Ecotec small gas engine, a new V6 engine, 8-speed transmission, and tooling for an existing 6-speed transmission.

GM also is increasing its powertrain investment in plants in Romulus and Saginaw, Michigan, to US$646 million – an increase of US$46 million – to support production of the new V6 engine.
 
Since 2009, GM has announced nearly US$1.8 billion of investments for the six powertrain facilities.
 
“We are investing in technologies and manufacturing capabilities that produce high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles and components for our customers,” said Diana Tremblay, vice president of GM North American manufacturing.