- Published: 06 February 2014 06 February 2014
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, DMAX, Ltd. announced they will invest $60 million to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. The investment retains approximately 500 jobs at the joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu.
DMAX is home to the proven Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel engine used in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The current Duramax is SAE certified at 397 horsepower (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb-ft of torque (1,037 Nm) at a low 1,600 rpm. All Duramax engines include a high-pressure (30,000 psi/2,000 bar) Piezo-actuated fuel system for greater fuel efficiency, improved performance and reduced emissions. The Duramax is also available in the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
Mayor Elaine Allison commented “we are thrilled about the announcement by GM and Isuzu to invest in our local DMAX plant.”