Chevrolet recently introduced the 2.0L turbo diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze, which has the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid passenger car in America. It will be available nationwide and in Canada in late summer.
Turbocharging helps deliver segment-leading SAE-certified 151 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque with a segment-leading EPA-estimated 46 mpg highway
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, Cruze Diesel has demonstrated range of 717 highway miles on one tank of diesel and EPA-estimated 46 mpg on the highway with spirited performance and the durability diesel owners’ value around the globe.
Cruze Diesel beats its rivals in performance, with a segment-leading, SAE-certified 151 horsepower (113 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), and can go from 0-60 in about 8.6 seconds. Its advanced 2.0L turbo-diesel engine produces at least 250 lb-ft of torque (339 Nm) between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm and has an overboost feature capable of increasing torque to an estimated 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) for short bursts of stronger acceleration when needed, such as merging onto a busy freeway.
Cruze Diesel’s engine meets stringent U.S. environmental standards including Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards.
25,695 MSRP includes destination and two-year maintenance plan
With a starting price at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge, Cruze 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.
Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. More than 35,000 of those sold last year were diesel powered.
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