2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Chicago Auto Show
- 02/07/2013 |
- by Matt Landish |
- Total Car News / Auto Show
Chevy took the wraps off of their 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel today at the Chicago Auto Show. Being referred to as the '2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel' might be a little overboard, but given Americans' inherant distaste for that 'other' kind of fuel, GM wants everyone to know their latest fuel-sipping vehicle is also extremely clean and efficient.
When introducing the vehicle today, Cristi Landy, marketing director for Chevy's small cars division, touted a more-than respectable preliminary highway mileage figure of 42mpg. Clean diesels, she said, generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels. Turbocharging helps deliver a segment-leading 148 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with an overboost feature that generates up to 280 lb-ft for up to ten seconds when maximum acceleration is desired.
To differentiate the Cruze Diesel from others in the lineup it will feature a lower body ground-effects kit, special 17-inch wheels and a full leather interior.
Pricing has been set at $25,695 with an additional $810 for destination. Included in the price is a complimentary two-year maintenance program in addition to a full 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Expect the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel to arrive at dealers in the coming months.