|Chevrolet has embarked into the diesel variant sphere in the form of the Cruze 2.0-liter turbo-diesel based on the popular Chevy compact sedan. Its initial debut is set for the second quarter of the year and valid for the North American market only.|
Some 2 million Cruzes have been sold around the globe since its debut in 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.
The Chevrolet Cruze 2.0l turbo-diesel variant will be built at Lordstown, OH and boast 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 18 km/l or 42 mpg on the highway with spirited drive and expected diesel efficiency. As disclosed, clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels.
The compact sedan’s new 2.0L turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine produces segment-leading estimated 148 horsepower and estimated 350 Nm with 0 – 100km/h performance of 8.6 seconds, which is better than the Jetta TDI AT and other competitive Deutsches diesel cars prevalent on North American shores.
With the Chevy Cruze turbo-diesel. GM is leveraging engineering expertise from the globe to develop a world-class, low-emissions engine to the North American customers a car that’s both fun to drive and efficient.
The Chevy Cruze Turbo-diesel retails from $25,695 and comes standard 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 tyres, 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.
On the domestic front, Naza Quest the distributors of Chevrolet cars offers the 2013 Cruze, with final exterior and interior updates introduced late last year.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Specifications
Type: Front-wheel, front-engine, 4-door
Similar other marques’ variants: Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Powertrain: Turbo Diesel
Displacement: 2.0L (119 / 1956)
Fuel delivery: Direct injection
Horsepower: 148 hp @ 4000 (est.)
Torque: 350 @ 2000 Nm (est.)
Transmission: six-speed automatic