SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) -- Carmaker General Motors has begun manufacturing its new Ecotek automobile engine in Tennessee.
Production began Wednesday at the former Saturn auto assembly plant, about 30 miles south of Nashville.
GM is adding about 500 jobs to make the engine, which will initially power the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu sedan. The same power plant will eventually be used in a variety of General Motors vehicles.
The Tennessean reported the line was started at a ceremony Wednesday morning.