Set to launch this year, the diesel powered Chevrolet Cruze will offer better highway mileage than any non-hybrid passenger car in America, with a rating of 46 mpg.
Chevy says that rating will deliver up to 700 miles of range or roughly 10 hours of driving.
The Cruze Diesel comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine making 148 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with an overboost function that can deliver up to 280 lb-ft for short bursts of power. A 0-60 is estimated at roughly 8.6 seconds.
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Pricing will start at $25,695 including a $810 destination fee with a long list of standard equipment including 18-inch wheels, leather seating, Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system as well as a 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and two years of free maintenance.
“We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer of the 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.”
The Cruze diesel will go on sale in select markets this Spring, with nationwide availability (as well as sales in Canada) starting in the fall.
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