Chevrolet Cruze Diesel 46 MPG Sets Highway Fuel Economy Benchmark
Best Highway Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Passenger Car in America
Can travel 700 highway miles on single tank
DETROIT The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, delivers an
industry best EPA-estimated 46 MPG on the highway better than any
non-hybrid passenger car in America. It will be available in certain
cities this spring and nationwide and in Canada in early fall.
Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the latest addition
to the Cruze powertrain family has an estimated range of 700 highway
miles on one tank of diesel fuel based on the EPA highway estimate and
the vehicle's fuel tank capacity. That's about 10 hours of highway
"We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our
world-class global engine for the North American market," said
Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. "The Cruze
Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. 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 VW Jetta TDI automatic. Compared with Jetta, the Cruze Diesel
offers 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.
Cruze Diesel also beats its rivals in performance with a
segment-leading estimated 148 horsepower (110 kW) and estimated 258
lb-ft of torque (350 Nm), and can go 0-60 in about 8.6 seconds. Its
advanced 2.0L turbo-diesel engine 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 entering freeway
Cruze Diesel is powered by the cleanest diesel passenger car engine
produced by General Motors. The vehicle generates 90 percent less
Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to
previous-generation diesels. Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million
Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. More than
33,000 of those were diesel powered.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's
largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and
selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet
provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited
performance, expressive design, and high quality.
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