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GM to invest $270M in Argentine aluminum motor factory

  • General Motors (GM) is beefing up its investment in Latin America, outlining details of a new manufacturing facility in Argentina which will produce aluminum motors.
  • GM will invest $270M in the project, and it will be located in the province of Santa Fe.
  • The factory will produce an annual 90k motors, and operations are expected to begin in early 2017.
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  • funfun
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    For months over the internet, GM PR operatives and zealous supporters of GM Management have been mocking Ford Motor Company for putting so much aluminum in their new line-up of pick-up trucks. Now it would appear GM will put more of this metal, in the form of engines, in their own vehicles. Mockery by GM cheerleaders backfires!

     

    …funfun..
    8 Jul, 06:52 AM Reply Like
  • Old Gray Beard
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    All manufacturers have been using aluminum engine blocks and heads for years. GM uses aluminum for Corvette frames, and has used aluminum for a number of body panels, most notably hoods and trunk lids. The question is whether aluminum is the right material for trucks that see rough service.
    8 Jul, 07:33 AM Reply Like
  • lemm
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    GM has been building aluminum engines for years,might be building a plant there for cars sold there.
    8 Jul, 07:33 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    This is a big boost of confidence for the Argentinian government. And they might win the World Cup.
    12 Jul, 11:48 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Interesting why Reuters even used the word "Aluminum" in the headline. Especially since aluminum engines are more the norm vs the exception now and have been for quite some time. (diesel engines a possible exception) Perhaps to test the knowledge of readers?

     

    Virtually all engines are aluminum now. No Corvette has had anything but for nearly 20 years now. Not to mention some models in the 60's, 80's and 90's.

     

    In fact GM has been building aluminum engines for nearly 60 years.

     

    I wonder how many people even knew that their Range Rover used an a 40 year old GM/Buick derived engine until as recently as 2002?

     

    http://bit.ly/1lkpKiY
    1 Aug, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • lemm
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    Interesting,1980XLS.Good to see you back.
    2 Aug, 08:28 AM Reply Like
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