General Motors has reaffirmed its commitment to diesel vehicles.
The American automaker has announced that it will launch more cars and light trucks with diesel engines in the U.S. in the coming years and the company believes diesels in cars and light trucks will grow to 10 percent of the market by 2020. Currently, General Motors offers the Chevrolet Cruze diesel in the U.S., which gets an EPA-estimated 46 mpg on the highway along with a variety of pickups powered by a Duramax V8 diesel engine. Currently on the automaker’s schedule for the 2016 model year is a new 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that will be used in the Colorado and Canyon pickups.
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According to Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, “The Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be the first of many diesel-powered passenger cars General Motors will offer in the United States.” Kiefer didn’t mention specific models under consideration for diesel variants but hinted that torque will be the more important measure of performance in the coming years.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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