Chevy Cruze Goes Diesel
In 2013, the very popular Chevrolet Cruze is set to become Chevrolet’s first diesel passenger car since the 1980s. Since then, engineers have improved diesel engines dramatically.
In the 1970s Detroit automakers tried to convince regular, non-truck-driving Americans to switch to diesel. Diesel engines, burn fuel 30 percent more efficiently than gasoline engines. The automakers failed, because of poor engineering. General Motors’s Oldsmobile division produced a series of failure-prone engines that gave diesel a bad reputation.
Now GM, wants to bring diesel cars back to Detroit. Direct-injection systems and turbochargers now boost power, cut emissions, and quiet the old trademark loud engine. Aided by newly available ultra-low-sulfur fuels, diesel engines can meet the strictest emissions standards.
The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that GM will likely put in the 2013 Chevy Cruze ( and which already on the market in Australia and Europe) uses turbocharging and direct injection to produce 161 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. In the Chevy Cruze, it should manage nearly 50 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg in overall driving.
Come in today to get more information about the all new Chevroley Cruze Diesel, coming soon to Lynn Smith Chevrolet, your leading Fort Worth Chevy Dealer.