GM Daewoo To Produce Euro IV Compliant Diesels

Posted on November 22, 2005

South Korea’s GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. said it will begin production in March of diesel engines that it says will be Euro IV compliant. GM Daewoo, owned by General Motors Corp. began pilot production of Euro IV diesel engines in September at a new plant in Gunsan, South Korea. The facility has an annual capacity of more than 250,000 units.

The engines will be used in a sport utility vehicle slated to debut early next year, as well as installed in vehicles for export. In March 2004, GM Daewoo signed a technology cooperation pact with Italian diesel engine developer VM Motori to develop the diesel engine, and $402.5 million in the Gunsan plant.