May 10, 2007
GM announces one millionth Duramax V8 diesel
Dayton, Ohio – General Motors has announced the production of its one millionth Duramax V8 turbodiesel engine at the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio. DMAX, a joint venture between GM and Isuzu Motors Limited, was established as a diesel engine company in 1998; the Duramax was introduced in the U.S. for model-year 2001.
“Our Duramax diesel is one of the best in the industry,” says John Buttermore, vice president, GM Powertrain Global Manufacturing. “It’s the strongest and quietest diesel on the market, and we continue to sell every single Duramax we can build.”
The Duramax 6.6-litre V8 is available in Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks, and in the full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.