Monday, February 21, 2011

Diesel Chevrolet Cruze confirmed for the U.S.

Chevrolet Cruze diesel
Of all companies that might decide to offer a diesel-powered small car, who would've guessed it'd be Chevrolet? Not me. However, this is apparently the truth, at least according to, who apparently has inside sources that are confirming this.

The engine will allegedly be a 2.0-liter unit generating 147 horsepower and 235 ft./lbs. of torque, which is found in Cruze models outside of the U.S. This mill is already being employed in the Holden Cruze CDX in Australia, for example. The vehicle should garner 34 combined MPG. Although this doesn't sound so high, the other small diesel car in the U.S., the 2011 Jetta TDI, also gets 34 combined (30 city, 42 highway).

Could this (along with VW's offerings) be a gateway into more diesel car options? Frankly, I hope so. So, Kudos to you, GM, assuming this happens. But will people be willing to shell out more money for a diesel option and be willing to pay more money for diesel fuel?



nlpnt said...

Now all we need is for GM to bring in the hatchback.

Anonymous said...

I'll second the hatchback statement. I do not buy sedans.

Chevrolet Cruze India said...

That's great news. I think we needed this. All I can say now is to go for diesel version.