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Geely to invest $398 million in new powertrain plant in China

March 4, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Chinese carmaker Geely is expected to invest 2.5 billion yuan (398 million U.S. dollars) to build its largest powertrain manufacturing center in the coastal city of Ningbo, according to an agreement signed between Geely and the local government on Thursday.

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BYD working on new 2.0 turbo for Si Rui and S6

December 19, 2012 by W.E. Ning

BYD working on new 2.0 turbo for Si Rui and S6

BYD is working on a new 2.0 turbocharged engine that will become available in the BYD Si Rui sedan and in the BYD S6 SUV. The engine will have an output of 207hp and 350nm. The BYD Si Rui debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show last month, it will be launched on the Chinese car market early next year. Only engine at launch will be the 154hp, the 2.0 turbo will follow later next year.

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Joint venture for JAC and Navistar in China

August 27, 2012 by Joey Wang

JAC Motor Navistar joint venture

A joint venture between Navistar International Corp and China-based truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd was launched Thursday in Beijing. The move signals the official start of the companies’ cooperation in China’s market for truck engines.

“Engine production is an area with a considerable amount of profits,” JAC president An Jing told the China Securities Journal. “The best engines can be sold for more than 100,000 yuan ($15,792), while the price of a heavy-duty truck is around 300,000 yuan.”

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Landwind X8 SUV gets a 2.0 turbo diesel in China

August 2, 2012 by Joey Wang

Landwind X8 SUV

The Landwind X8 SUV is from now on available with a new 2.0 turbo diesel. The new engine poops out 120hp and 280nm. Price starts at 122.800 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan. The 2.0 turbo diesel is an addition to the existing 2.5 turbo with 140hp and 340nm, priced between 130.300 yuan and 169.800 yuan.

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Spy Shots: BYD L3 will get a 1.2 turbo

July 31, 2012 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: BYD L3 will get a 1.2 turbo

BYD is working on a small facelift for the L3 sedan. When it arrives early next year it will also get a new 1.2 turbo engine, named ‘1.2 TI’. The current BYD L3 debuted in August 2010 and is only available with a naturally aspirated 1.5. The 1.2 TI will replace this engine and BYD will later on ad a 1.5 turbo to the line-up.

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Shanghai-GM working on three turbocharged three-cylinder engines

July 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Shanghai-GM working on three turbocharged three-cylinder engines

The Shanghai-GM joint venture is working on a new engine-family, which will (politically correct) consist of three engines. All are turbocharged direct injection three-cylinders with displacement of 1.2, 1.4 and 1.5 liter. The new engines will power many cars within Shanghai-GM and within GM wordlwide, among which the new Opel Adam which was officially launched yesterday. Read more »

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Geely Emgrand EC8 to be powered by GeTec engines

April 17, 2012 by Joey Wang

Geely Emgrand EC8

When the Geely Emgrand EC8 gets a facelift later this year it will also get two new engines. Both are Geely-developed ‘Getec’ powerplants: a 2.0 with 140hp and a 2.4 with 161hp. The current EC8 is powered by two Mitsubishi-sourced engines: 2.0 with 136hp and a 2.4 with 156hp. Power is up only a bit but Geely also claims better fuel economy. The Getec-line will eventually spawn ten engines, the smallest a 1.0, the biggest a 3.5. Via: Autohome.

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New Ecoboost 1.0 turbo to Power Fords in China

April 11, 2012 by Joey Wang

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The Chang’an-Ford joint venture announced this morning that Ford’s new three-cylinder 1.0 turbocharged Ecoboost  engine will be used in Chinese-made Fords. The high-tech power-plant will power the Focus, Fiesta and the upcoming Ecosport SUV. Output is 92kw and 170nm (200nm with overboost). Via: 163.com.

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BYD F0 will get a 1.2 Turbo in China

January 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD F0 China

The BYD F0, a shameless copy of the Toyota Aygo, will get a new 1.2 turbo engine, new car will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. We don’t know the specs of the new engine yet, but it will be certainly better than the current 1.0 with 50kw and 90nm. The same new BYD-developed 1.2 turbo will also serve in the BYD F3. Via: 163.com.

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Ford to make more Engines in China

November 30, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Ford Motor Co will bring 20 new engines and transmissions to China by 2015 to power the 15 new models it plans to introduce during the period.

The carmaker announced at the Guangzhou auto show last week that the new powertrains will include a 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbo engine that will be locally produced at its three-way tie-up with Chang’an Automobile Group and Mazda Motor Corp in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

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