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General Motors launches locally-developed engine in India

US auto major General Motors on Thursday launched its locally-developed engine in India which will be utilised for the market here.

autos Updated: Jan 27, 2011 13:31 IST

US auto major General Motors on Thursday launched its locally-developed engine in India which will be utilised for the market here.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine has been developed at the General Motors technical centre---India at Bangalore and will be produced at the company's plant at Talegaon in Maharashtra.

"India is a key market for General Motors. We are focused on leveraging our unmatched global resources as well as our growing local capabilities to develop segment leading vehicles and power trains in India for India," General Motors International Operations President Tim Lee said.

Initially, the engine will be used for the new models that the company will offer in India.

The Talegaon plant has a capacity of 1.6 lakh power trains and the second phase will have a capacity of 1.4 lakh power trains that will take the total capacity to three lakhs.