General Motors Powertrain started producing turbo engines at its plant in Szentgotthárd, near Hungary's border with Austria, on Friday, the company announced. The factory will turn out 6,000-8,000 of the turbo engines in the first year, then raise the number to 10,000. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder ECOTEC engines will go into the Opel Meriva. The plant already makes mid-sized engines. GM Powertrain's unit in Hungary, set up in 1990, had revenue of Ft 140 billion last year. It is the country's sixth-biggest exporter and employs more than 800 people.
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