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Diesel-powered Cruze will start at under $26,000, get up to 42 mpg

Chevrolet has officially announced the specs of the diesel-powered version of the 2014 Cruze. The 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine generates 148hp and 258 pound-foot of torque. Chevrolet promises that the clean diesel engine will achieve 42 mpg on highway, which oddly enough is the same as the $5,000 cheaper Cruze ECO. The vehicle will also accelerate to 60 mph in 8.6 with its standard six-speed automatic transmission.

According to Chevrolet, clean diesel engines generate at least 90% less nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions compared to previous generation diesel power plants. In order to achieve its “clean” status, the engine uses urea injection that is supplied from a 17-liter tank. As a result, customers will lose a bit of trunk space to accommodate the urea tank. Another downside is that the tank will need to be refilled every 10,000 miles.

“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.”
The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will be priced from $25,695 including destination charge. The vehicle comes with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Mazda announced that it would be selling a diesel version of its Mazda6 in the United States not long ago, and Volkswagen has been selling diesel-powered passenger cars here for decades.

Source: GM

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RE: $26k for a Cruze?!
By Spuke on 2/7/2013 9:23:46 AM , Rating: 2
GM said that they're targeting present diesel owners so you wouldn't be their target customer.

RE: $26k for a Cruze?!
By tilandal on 2/7/2013 9:39:42 AM , Rating: 2
Who exactly are present diesel owners if not Golf TDI owners? Its not like Mercedes owners are going to get a Cruze.

RE: $26k for a Cruze?!
By Spuke on 2/7/2013 11:19:56 AM , Rating: 2
You chose the Golf TDI over the Cruze ECO not the diesel.

RE: $26k for a Cruze?!
By Pneumothorax on 2/7/2013 1:58:35 PM , Rating: 2
Why would someone cross-shopping lower priced diesels pick this car over the Jetta TDI? The Jetta has a cheaper starting price, guaranteed much higher resale than the cruz AND passes EPA regs without urea...

RE: $26k for a Cruze?!
By superstition on 2/13/2013 11:03:17 PM , Rating: 2
Urea is a good thing, not a bad thing. It cuts down on acid rain and doesn't cost much in comparison to the benefit it provides.

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