Chevrolet Cruze diesel confirmed for Chicago Auto Show

2011 Chevrolet Cruze for U.S. Market
2011 Chevrolet Cruze for U.S. Market

To debut on February 7

The diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled on February 7 during a news conference.

General Motors spokesman Terry Rhadigan confirmed yesterday a diesel Cruze will be showcased at the Chicago event before going on sale later this year. Production will commence at GM's Lordstown assembly plant near Youngstown, Ohio in the second quarter and cars should arrive in dealerships in April or May.

General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said the company wants to offer more models with diesel engines in the United States. The diesel trend in the U.S. will be carried over by other automakers in the next couple of years, with Jeep already announcing a diesel version of the Grand Cherokee.

Note: 2011 U.S.-spec Chevrolet Cruze pictured.

Source: Chevrolet via detroitnews.com

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eddie eddie
Great that GM is starting to take some initiative. It would truly be awesome to have a diesel hybrid truck or suv.
Jan 30th, 2013 12:08am
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if i was going to buy a diesel other than german i would get the cruze its such a good car as it is in gas mode i think the diesel is a good touch well played gm
Jan 29th, 2013 10:16pm
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Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
Yikes! Ford better have a diesel variant of the Focus coming! Good on GM for this.
Jan 29th, 2013 9:13pm
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djcocum djcocum
There's a 2 liter turbo diesel Focus with 160 horses here in Europe. It would be great competition for the Golf TDI on the States
Jan 30th, 2013 1:19am
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djcocum djcocum
I think Chevrolet is doing the right thing bringing the diesel Cruze to the US. Well done, GM
Jan 29th, 2013 7:59pm
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