Chevrolet has kept its promise and they unveiled today at the 2013 edition of the Chicago Auto Show the diesel version of the U.S.-spec Cruze. It will be known as the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel and its being described as featuring the “cleanest passenger car diesel engine General Motors has ever produced”.
The engine in question is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel capable of outputting 148 hp (110 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This power unit enables the diesel-powered Cruze to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in a decent 8.6 seconds.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is said to return an estimated 42 mpg US on the highway which converted to mpg UK is about 50.4 mpg or 5.6 liters / 100 km. According to Chevrolet, this clean diesel engine emits at least 90% less nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions compared to previous generation diesels.
Set to go on order very soon, the diesel-powered Cruze begins from $25,695. It is important to mention that this price tag includes the destination fee and also a 2-year maintenance plan.