GM to Launch Green Assault at Frankfurt Auto Show
You wait all decade for GM to produce a high-tech, high mileage, low emissions vehicle and then the company shows up in Germany with three. Just-auto [sub] says The General will place the following models on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show: 1. a Corsa equipped with a stop – start diesel electric engine with a lithium-ion battery-powered alternator starter 2. a 'Flexpower' Vectra with a two-liter turbocharged engine that can run on a bioethanol/gasoline mix and 3. a Corsa with a superclean 1.3-liter CDTI ecoFLEX engine. The latter is no concept vehicle; the world's smallest common rail diesel (75hp) will go on sale in Europe next year. Its debut will be shared with a natural gas-powered Corsa and Zafira– vehicles that can run on both compressed natural gas and the standard liquid energy source. Gentlemen, place your eco-bets.
Some good news from the General. Now how about North America? I see enough Smart cars and Prii around so there is a market.
Bets? I'll bet that we're not driving ethanol-burning cars once oil becomes expensive!
1.3CDTI? Is that the FIAT Multijet then ?
World's smallest CR diesel? Wouldn't that be the 0.8 in the smart cdi?