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Old 27th January 2011, 12:35   #1
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Default New 1.2l engine from GM - Developed in India!!!

just came across this article..
General Motors launches locally-developed engine Smartech in India - The Economic Times

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can someone please comment if this is true and speculate what all models can we expect with this new engine...
If its locally-developed, they will surely turn to this 1.2 engine for most of their small cars. Beat, new UVA (new Aveo hatch) and even base version of Aveo could come with this engine, IMO!
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Old 27th January 2011, 15:08   #3
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Nice to see GM offering a new engine for its products.
Motoroids website says that the engine will be offered on the Beat from February 2011 onwards !!
Here is the link:
Breaking: Chevrolet Beat to come with
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Old 27th January 2011, 16:13   #4
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Default GM Introduces new 1.2 litre SMARTECH Engine

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Beat gets a new heart, the locally developed SMARTECH engine. Benefits

1. Developed and tested in India
2. For Indian Driving conditions
3. Better lower gear ratios (for fast pick up)
4. Better Mileage (ARAI figures not yet released)
5. Delivery to start from February

Other cars to get the same soon.


Expect the following soon.

1. Beat LPG next week.
2. Diesel Beat by Jun-Jul
3. Electric Concept vehicle by April
4. End of year - SUV smaller than captiva
5. Total 6 new models with 14 fuel variants in next 24 months
6. Camaro & Volt to come only when they are manufactured with RHD versions (as per Karl Slym)

Launch Video to be updated soon.

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General Motors India Introduces Locally Developed SMARTECH Engine Will Power New Products Built and Sold in India



New Delhi: General Motors India launched its new locally developed, state-of-the-art SMARTECH engine today at a ceremony presided over by General Motors International Operations President Tim Lee.

According to Lee, “India is a key market for General Motors. We are focused on leveraging our unmatched global resources as well as our growing local capability to develop segment-leading vehicles and power trains in India for India.”

The 1.2-litre SMARTECH engine was created by the GM Technical Centre-India in Bangalore in cooperation with GM’s new engine plant in Talegaon. It will be produced at the Talegaon facility for a range of new models offered by GM in India.

“Our new engine is the result of an enormous R&D effort and thousands of hours of design, validation and testing. It incorporates engineering changes which optimize engine performance for Indian conditions through innovative design techniques,” said Karl Slym, President and Managing Director of General Motors India. “The engine demonstrates the true potential of GM’s engineering and manufacturing capability across India.”

The SMARTECH engine features aluminum cylinder heads, deep skirt cylinder block and lightweight pistons with low tension rings, which decreases weight and maximizes fuel economy. The engine also features a DOHC valve-train with direct acting valve actuation to further improve the efficiency, a long runner plastic intake manifold for good low-end torque and lightweight counterbalanced crank shaft for great NVH.

The engine has a maintenance-free inverted tooth timing chain drive system. The chain links engage at a lower impact speed, which decreases the noise generated for quiet operation. The 1.2 litre SMARTECH engine delivers uncompromised power and durability in a small package size. Durability is ensured through the application of an epoxy coating on the cylinder block and anti corrosion coating on cam cover baffles, and the use of stainless steel core plugs and bay to bay ventilation. Extensive testing and validation were carried out in India to guarantee top-of-the-line performance in all vehicle models that will adopt the engine.

About General Motors India: General Motors has completed 14 years of operation in India. Chevrolet, which was introduced in 2003, is one of the fastest-growing vehicle brands in India. GM India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Halol, Gujarat, and Talegaon, Maharashtra, build the Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Tavera for sale across India. Chevrolet is celebrating its global centenary in 2011.
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Awesome!
Do you have any technical details, such as power/torque output, number of cylinders etc.?

Slight OT: the article says that Captiva is manufactured here. Isn't it CBU?
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Awesome news. Should the cost of BEAT go down a bit now? Not that it is not competitively priced, but it would give a better scope to price the diesel model better.
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No news on pricing details, no further details on engine power etc, just that it is going to be a 1.2 liter engine for BEAT.

Video for the engine with the details.

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How different is it compared to current S-TEC II engine?
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How different is it compared to current S-TEC II engine?
Not too knowledable, but I think, S-Tec is smart tech? The beat in question has the new engine?
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Not too knowledable, but I think, S-Tec is smart tech? The beat in question has the new engine?
Yup, these are engine launch pictures with the car.

I guess the car is displayed just as an illustration for the model which is going to have the engine. As I can see the car had originally the same engine.

Hammerhead: Please see the points mentioned in first post on the benefits as claimed by the company. They are claiming its got good torque & pickup for city traffic conditions.

This is the image taken from GTOs review.

http://www.team-bhp.com/carpics/chev...vy_beat_01.jpg

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Not too knowledgeable, but I think, S-Tec is smart tech?
That's what I thought hence was the question.

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I guess the car is displayed just as an illustration for the model which is going to have the engine.
I hope that's what it is.

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Hammerhead: Please see the points mentioned in first post on the benefits as claimed by the company. They are claiming its got good torque & pickup for city traffic conditions.
Will need to compare specs for both S-TEC II and SMARTEC engine to know 'on paper' difference.

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As per Indianautosblog, the power and torque of the new engine for the Beat are same as the S-tech unit. ( 80.5PS and 108Nm respectively )
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Chevrolet Beat SMARTECH engine specifications | Indian Autos blog

I think the 'new' engine is an upgraded S-tech one and not something developed from scratch.

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Guys, the existing engine is the same as what is shown here? Isnt S-TEC, the smarttech. Atleast thats what a service engineer told me. So whats different here?

The existing Beat also has the S-Tec II 16 V engine. Read the article as well, but not able to see what is the main difference. And read a few more, but all seem to highlight the similar features.

Where is the current engine manufactured. Is it an import? and now they are working at making it locally?

The thing here is, the article is referring to the fact that the current S-TEC is now going to be locally manufactured

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Firstly, Bangalore team is not capable of doing an all new engine. Looks like this is the same 1.2 engine with required mods to accept LPG kit.
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