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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 GotThumbs on 2/7/2013 10:05:43 AM , Rating: 2
Another advantage of Diesel engines is their longevity. over 200,000 miles on a gas engine compared to a diesel, the diesel will prevail. I realize not many people keep their cars more than 3-5 years (Car dealers love these people), but I have averaged 10 years for my vehicles as I have always chosen carefully and never consider re-sale value since I know I'll own it for years and years. Why buy a brand new car when you can have multiple vehicles for less?

My current stable consists of:
1996 Mazda Miata M-Edition ~138,000 (bought in 2003 w/68,000- Paid off)
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad ~134,000 miles (bought in 2006 w.98,000 Paid off)
2010 HD street Glide - 22,272 miles (recent purchase)

Best wishes on your future purchases and have fun with it,


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