Chevrolet Cruze Gets 1.7 VCDi Diesel Engine in UK

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Chevrolet UK has introduced a new 1.7-liter diesel engine to the Cruze sedan line-up, the same unit that will be available in the upcoming Cruze Wagon towards the third quarter.
The long story short is that this 1.7 VCDi engine produces 130 PS and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, while also managing some hugely impressive economy figures - 72.4 mpg only on the UK cycle combined with CO2 emissions of just 117 g/km.

The car will go on sale in May and will be priced from £16,725 on-the-road. Performance wise, it’s pretty average but respectable: 0-60mph (0 to 98 km/h) in 9.4 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph (200 km/h).

“The new 1.7 VCDi gives Chevrolet a real opportunity to compete in the core area of the five-door hatchback market, where tax implications, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are critical. Already a hit with private buyers, this new engine gives Cruze a much broader appeal to fleets and really helps underline our commitment to growth in this key business area. With the five-door now established in the market and a Station Wagon imminent, the Cruze range keeps getting better and better, and is just what our customers and dealers are requesting,” says Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry.
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