Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze.
GM spokespeople said it features the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.
The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel delivers a combination of segment-leading features and efficiency. Based on GM testing, the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel has demonstrated estimated best-insegment range and 42 mpg on the highway.
The compact sedan’s new 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine produces an estimated 148 horsepower with 0-60 performance of 8.6 seconds.
The Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel’s emissions will be below stringent U.S. environmental standards with Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards. Clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous generation diesels.
“Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fills an important role in Chevrolet’s diverse four-cylinder lineup, and is primed to win over diesel devotees and compact car buyers with its performance, torque and fuel economy,” said Perry
With a starting price at $25,695, Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, ultra-lowrolling resistance all-season tires, rear spoiler, Aero Performance Package and leatherappointed seating.
Other standard features include Chevrolet’s infotainment system MyLink, a two-year maintenance plan and a five-year 100,000-mile power train warranty.
“Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is the most sophisticated passenger car diesel engine GM has ever produced,” said Jens Wartha, GM global program manager and chief engineer for the Cruze’s diesel engine. “We merged European diesel expertise with the real world driving preferences of North American consumers.”