"Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fills an important role in Chevrolet's diverse four-cylinder line-up, and is primed to win over diesel devotees and compact car buyers with its performance, torque and fuel economy. We leveraged engineering expertise from around the globe to develop a world-class, low-emissions engine to give US and Canadian customers a car that's both fun to drive and practical at the pump," said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of marketing in a press release.
GM states Chevrolet's Cruze Turbo Diesel will also be delivering segment-leading performance with 148 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque at just 2,000 rpm. The advanced 2.0-liter, said to be based on proven architecture already used in European models, will be built in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Prices for the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel start at $25,695 including destination fee, a two-year maintenance plan and a five-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The first vehicles will be delivered in May or June 2013.