General Motors Bringing More Diesel Models to US

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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