GM to build 6.2-liter V8 at Tonawanda plant

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General Motors has confirmed that its Tonawanda, New York, engine plant will build the next-generation 6.2-liter small block V8 that will power the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

In 2016, GM announced it would invest nearly US$300m in the Tonawanda plant to prepare the facility for future engine production. The next-gen 6.2-liter V8 completes the work related to the investment.

“The 2020 Stingray is Chevrolet’s first production mid-engine Corvette – the fastest, most powerful entry Corvette ever – offering new levels of performance, technology and craftsmanship,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “The Tonawanda team is up to the challenge to build this new LT2 engine at world-class quality levels that Corvette customers have come to expect.”

GM has invested more than US$23bn in its US manufacturing operations over the past decade. Tonawanda employs more than 1,500 people.

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