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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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what this article DOESN'T tell you...
By alpha754293 on 2/7/2013 12:57:21 PM , Rating: 2
"...the MSRP will net you a leather interior, 17-inch alloy wheels and an Aero Performance Package, as well as a two-year maintenance plan and five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty"

A comparable Jetta will START at $25,995 and it comes with a 4 year/50k mile basic warranty, and a 5 year/60k mile powertrain warranty. By comparison, the Cruze has a 3 year/36k miles basic warrant and a 5 year/100k mile powertrain warranty.




RE: what this article DOESN'T tell you...
By Spuke on 2/7/2013 3:46:21 PM , Rating: 2
What's the maintenance plan cover?


By alpha754293 on 2/8/2013 12:16:22 AM , Rating: 2
You can find the details at the respective manufacturer's websties or at their dealerships. But here's what I could find online for you.

http://www.chevrolet.com/owners/warranty.html

http://www.vw.com/en/owners/parts-and-accessories/...


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