GM to launch more diesel-powered cars and light trucks in the US

Article by Christian A., on August 8, 2014

General Motors plans to introduce more cars and light trucks fitted diesel engines in the United States in the next few years, divulged Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain. He remarked that they expect diesel-powered cars and light trucks to account to up to 10 percent of the US market by 2020.

GM’s only diesel car in North America -- the Chevrolet Cruze – features an EPA highway rating of 46 mpg and has so far didn’t fail GM’s expectations. GM also offers the Duramax V-8 diesel engine in the US as an option for heavy-duty Chevrolet and GMC pickups.

GM will launch the next diesel engine -- a 2.8-liter four-cylinder -- for the 2016 model year and will be available in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups.

Keifer remarked that the Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be just first of many diesel-powered cars that GM will offer in the US. While he didn’t specify those specific models, he hinted that torque will be the more important measure of performance in the years ahead.

Torque is usually more defined and important for pickups, which means GM may offer diesel versions of its trucks. Possible candidates include light-duty variants of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. According to Kiefer, GM will continue to launch more diesels “as appropriate and as the market accepts them.” [source: automotive news - sub. required]

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