According to a recent report, the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Junior will use a new engine family.

According to a recent report, the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Junior will use a new engine family.

Automotive News says the engines were co-developed with SAIC and will be three- and four-cylinder units with displacements ranging from 1.0- to 1.4-liters. GM will use the engines in a variety of models, while SAIC will put them into Roewes and MGs.

There's no word on outputs, but the engines will reportedly be Euro-6 compliant and feature direct injection. This should enable them to be 10 percent more fuel efficient than Opel's current engine lineup.

Later on, GM will introduce a new 1.6-liter diesel engine and a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine. There's also word of a dual-clutch transmission that can handle up to 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.

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