As we told you in this article, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Cruze Clean Diesel, GM’s first diesel car since 1986. According to the official press release, the Cruze Clean Diesel is powered by the cleanest diesel passenger car engine GM has ever produced. Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel has demonstrated estimated best-in-segment range and 42 mpg on the highway with spirited performance and the durability diesel owners value around the globe.
As expected, under the hood there is a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that delivers 148 hp (110 kW) and 258 lb-ft torque (350 Nm). With these numbers, the 2014 Cruze Clean Diesel is able to hi 60 mph in 8.6 seconds, which means that it is better than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic and competitive with German diesel cars that dominate the U.S. market.
The 2014 Cruze Clean Diese is priced at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge (excludes tax, title, license, and dealer fees) and comes as standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery, 17-inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, rear spoiler, Aero Performance Package and leather-appointed seating. Moreover, the 2014 Cruze Diesel offers other standard features such as Chevrolet’s infotainment system MyLink, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five-year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
“Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fills an important role in Chevrolet’s diverse four-cylinder lineup, and is primed to win over diesel devotees and compact car buyers with its performance, torque and fuel economy,” said Perry. “We leveraged engineering expertise from around the globe to develop a world-class, low-emissions engine to give U.S. and Canadian customers a car that’s both fun to drive and practical at the pump.”