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Chevrolet Cruze Gets 1.7 VCDi Diesel Engine in UK

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.
Chevrolet Cruze 1 photo
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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