The 2.2-liter General Motors L61 or 2.2 Ecotec engine was assembled in the USA from 1999 to 2008 and installed on such well-known models as the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac Grand Am and Saturn VUE. This power unit on Opel cars is known under its own Z22SE index.
Saturn Vue is an American compact crossover car from one of the divisions of General Motors – Saturn LLC. Years of production – 2001-2009 In total, 2 generations of the Vue model have been released. The GM Theta platform was used as a base. The second generation of the car is a restored version of the Opel Antara model. The first generation of the car was manufactured in the USA, the second in Mexico. In 2007, a hybrid version of the Vue was released – with a power unit that combines a gasoline engine and an electric motor.
The 2.4-liter 16-valve General Motors LE5 engine was produced in the USA from 2005 to 2012 and was installed on such popular models as the Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Aura. The modification of this power unit for hybrid vehicles is known under the LAT index.
The 2.2-liter Opel Z22SE or L61 engine was produced from 2000 to 2005 in Germany and the USA and was installed on many mid-size models of the concern, such as the Astra, Vectra or Zafira. The motor received an atypical design for the concern with an aluminum block and a timing chain.
Honda’s J35A 3.5-liter V6 engine was produced at a facility in the United States from 1998 to 2012 and was installed on a number of major models of the concern, including cars under the Acura brand. It was the modification of this unit that was the first to receive the VCM cylinder deactivation system.