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2014 Cruze Diesel - The Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet’s best-selling passenger car around the world, provides the amenities, quietness, safety features, infotainment and roominess expected of a larger, more expensive sedan, but with the efficiency and value of a compact car.
For the 2014 model year, Chevrolet builds on Cruze’s value with an all-new, 2.0L clean turbo-diesel-powered model that achieves an EPA-estimated 46 mpg hwy – better than any non-hybrid or gasoline passenger car in America. The Cruze Diesel can travel 717 miles on a single tank – or about 10 hours of highway driving.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will be available in certain markets in early summer and nationwide and in Canada in late summer.
GM produces about a half-million small displacement diesel engines each year, and four out of 10 Cruze models sold in Europe feature a diesel engine.
“We harnessed generations of diesel expertise here and in Europe to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. “Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”
With a starting price of $25,695, including an $810 destination charge, the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a better value than a similarly equipped Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic (42 mpg hwy). Compared with Jetta, Cruze Diesel offers more standard equipment including the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed seating, a longer five-year 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a two-year maintenance plan that includes oil changes, tire rotation and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) top-offs.
Cruze Diesel also 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 is powered by the cleanest diesel engine produced by General Motors. It meets tough North American diesel emission standards and generates 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions compared to previous-generation diesels.
Overall, the Chevrolet Cruze model has helped Chevrolet grow its share of the rising global small car market. Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million Cruzes around the world, and has the second highest share of buyers under age 25. In addition to the all-new Cruze Diesel, Cruze is available in LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ and Eco models. http://www.caricos.com/cars/c/chevrolet/2014_chevrolet_cruze_diesel/