General Motors’s Flint Engine Operations will serve as the manufacturing site for the all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel for the 2019 Silverado. (Earlier post.) In 2015 GM announced a $263-million investment in Flint Engine Operations for a new engine line.
The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine/transmission combinations; one of these choices will be the Flint-built 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel. The new turbo-diesel will be paired with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and will feature industry-exclusive technologies that optimize performance and efficiency. GM expects it to be an efficiency leader in the Silverado lineup.
Chevrolet now has diesel offerings on Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD in the US.
Flint Engine currently produces 1.4L engines used in the Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt.