SHANGHAI, China – General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission.
- Partnership builds on long history of innovation and collaboration
- Small displacement gasoline engine family targets heart of market
- Front-wheel-drive transmission provides 10 percent-plus boost in fuel economy
The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC’s relationship into powertrain development.  It’s another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world’s best vehicles.  
“The co-development of these new engines and transmissions builds on a strong history …