Engine maker General Motors announced a new engine that will be part of its 2018 lineup of new compact SUVs and minivans.
The LSX is a turbocharged, 4.2L inline-six engine that sits above the LS4’s 2.0L inline six cylinder.
It will power the Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac CTS6, Chevrolet Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac XTS, and Cadillac XPS.
GM has confirmed that the engine will be available for the 2018 Cadillac CUE, the CUE SUV.
This engine will power all four 2018 Camaro models, including the Camaro Sport and CUE Sedan, but not the CCE Convertible.
GM says the LSX will be in production from mid-2019 to mid-2021, so expect it to hit the market in late 2021 or early 2022.
GM also announced that it is testing a new version of the LS engine in the 2018 Chevrolet Camaros, the LS2.
This LS engine is designed to use the LS6’s powerplant, with the new LS engine being tuned for lighter weight, better fuel economy, and better performance.
The engine is expected to be in GM’s 2019 Camaro SUV and in the 2019 Camarac, which is a compact crossover designed to combine the car’s capabilities with the compactness of the sedan.
GM is also working on a new 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 for the 2019 Cadillac Xts, the XTS Coupe, and the 2019 GMC Acadia.
General Motors is also testing a diesel-powered version of its next-generation diesel-electric hybrid, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but the diesel engine has yet to be officially unveiled.
The new LS6 engine will also be powering the Chevrolet Malibus and the Chevrolet Trailblazer, as well as the 2019 Chevrolet Camax.
GM will be rolling out new models in 2019.
Chevrolet says that the LS8 and LS6 will be used in the next-gen Chevy Cruze, Cadillac Renegade, and Chevrolet Equinox.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS, XTS Sedan and XPS Convertible will also feature new engines.
The Chevrolet Bolt, Bolt EV and Cruze will use the new 4.3L V6 in the front and the 4.5L V8 in the rear, and a 6.5-liter inline-6 in both front and rear.
The 2018 GMC Acura RDX will also use the turbocharged LS7.
The next-lowest-volume vehicle to get an LS engine will the 2018 Chevy Volt, which will use a 2.5B turbocharged V8.