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FenwickHockey65 02-06-2013 11:10 PM

GM Reveals 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
 
Chevrolet Debuts 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
General Motors

February 7, 2013


  • Turbocharging helps deliver segment-leading 148 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with estimated 42 mpg highway
  • $25,695 MSRP includes destination and two-year maintenance plan


CHICAGO – Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0L turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze, featuring the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.

Clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels.

Built in Lordstown, Ohio, 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-in-segment range and 42 mpg on the highway with spirited performance and the durability diesel owners value around the globe.

“Chevrolet has a diverse portfolio of products and technologies to meet the needs of the most discerning customer, whether it’s driving across town gas free in a Spark EV or cross-country in a clean turbo diesel,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of marketing.

The compact sedan’s new 2.0L turbo-diesel engine produces segment-leading estimated 148 horsepower (110 kW) and estimated 258 lb-ft torque (350 Nm) with 0-60 performance of 8.6 seconds, which is better than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic and competitive with German diesel cars that dominate the U.S. market.

Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel’s emissions will be below stringent U.S. environmental standards including Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards.

“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. “We leveraged engineering expertise from around the globe to develop a world-class, low-emissions engine to give U.S. and Canadian customers a car that’s both fun to drive and practical at the pump.”

With a starting price at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge (excludes tax, title, license, and dealer fees) Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery, 17-inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, rear spoiler, Aero Performance Package and leather-appointed seating.

Other standard features include Chevrolet’s infotainment system MyLink, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five-year 100,000 mile powertrain 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.”

GM has sold nearly 2 million Chevrolet Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. GM produced more than half a million small diesel-engine cars across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America last year, including Cruze. In Europe, approximately 40 percent of Cruze models are diesel-powered.

GaBoy25 02-07-2013 12:51 AM

Anything diesel makes me smile.

Finally see the mpg rating....nice :chevy:

Stingray 02-07-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaBoy25 (Post 6648)
Anything diesel makes me smile.

Finally see the mpg rating....nice :chevy:

Ditto. :chevy:

I also had a turbodiesel before... that beauty is bulletproof. Oh here she is.

GaBoy25 02-07-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stingray (Post 6660)
Ditto. :chevy:

I also had a turbodiesel before... that beauty is bulletproof. Oh here she is.


:sad:

They really are bulletproof. I know a guy who converted his to bio-diesel. He owns a pizza and wing joint so it works out really well.

A stoners nightmare...the inability to find where the "french fry" smell is coming from:der:

:lol:

FenwickHockey65 02-07-2013 10:53 AM

MPG numbers may be sandbagged. Not 100% sure but from what I'm reading...

GaBoy25 02-07-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 (Post 6671)
MPG numbers may be sandbagged. Not 100% sure but from what I'm reading...

To the low? Or overrated?

FenwickHockey65 02-07-2013 10:59 AM

Sandbagged = low.

Dealer materials all say "More than 42 MPG."

GaBoy25 02-07-2013 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 (Post 6676)
Sandbagged = low.

Dealer materials all say "More than 42 MPG."

Oh. I missed that memo:D

Great news.

OctaneZ28 02-07-2013 10:36 PM

Saw this debut at the Chicago show today. :)
Looks just like any other Cruze, except different wheels.

The current Cruze Eco is rated 42 highway, so this needs to get a much higher number than that.

That said, Cruzes are very under-rated.
I rented a Cruze last week while on vacation in Florida and I drove almost 200 miles in 75% city driving and averaged 37.4 MPG. And I am not easy on the go pedal.

FenwickHockey65 02-07-2013 10:38 PM

I'm really starting to think 42 is just a BS number GM threw out to throw people off. Fully expect higher figures once real world testing is done.

OctaneZ28 02-07-2013 10:40 PM

I keep forgetting that the 42 is for the automatic.

But yeah I agree, this thing should see high 40s. :)


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