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2013MY Chevrolet Cruze Will Get Diesel Engine

In the last few weeks we’ve heard some rumors about a possible diesel engine for the Chevrolet Cruze in the United States but nothing was certain. Now, we know for sure that the 2013MY will get a diesel engine as General Motors confirmed this a few days ago. Unfortunately, they didn’t say what sort of engine it will get so we’ll have to wait until we have all the juicy details.

At the moment, the most fuel efficient model in the Cruze lineup for the U.S. market is the “Eco”. This one comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and it has been rated by EPA at 42 mpg (5.6 liters / 100 km) on the highway. In Europe and Australia, the Cruze is already available with a 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine that generates 161 hp (163 PS / 120 kW) @ 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 265.5 lb.-ft (360 Nm) @ 1,750 rpm.

With this power unit, the fuel economy is 42 mpg (5.6 liters / 100 km) when fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission and 35.1 mpg (6.7 liters / 100 km) with the 6-speed automatic gearbox which is optional.

Source: General Motors via Carscoop


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