Chevrolet Plans to Offer Cruze Diesel for 2013 Model Year

Chev Cruze Diesel

Detroit Bureau - July 21, 2011

Until now, Amer­i­can and Japan­ese automak­ers have resist­ed adding diesel tech­nol­o­gy to their pas­sen­ger car line­ups. Gen­er­al Motors has now con­firmed its plan to add a high-mileage diesel to its Chevro­let Cruze line start­ing with the 2013 mod­el year. Like­ly to be an adap­ta­tion of the 2.0-liter VCDi direct-injec­tion “oil-burn­er” now offered in Europe on their ver­sion of the Chevy com­pact, the diesel could deliv­er as much as 51 miles per gal­lon, exceed­ing that of the Cruze ECO and almost match­ing the Prius.