Vehicle Boss Mary Barra introduces the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Detroit. Single.6-liter turbodiesel version goes on purchase between 2017, following the early 2016 launch from the gasoline-powered Cruze.
DETROIT — Chevrolet is not just adhering having a diesel offering around the next-generation Cruze — it’s speaking tough about challenging Volkswagen for passenger-vehicle diesel leadership within the U.S.
“We plan to strongly pursue the passenger-vehicle [diesel] market in The United States,” Serta Nicholson, GM’s v . p . for global powertrain, told Automotive News a week ago.
The Cruze diesel is a light seller because it continued purchase in mid-2013 as General Motors’ first diesel passenger vehicle within the U.S. since 1986. It makes up about under five percent of overall Cruze sales.
GM will equip the remodeled Cruze, revealed a week ago, having a 1.6-liter turbodiesel, changing the maturing 2.-liter diesel in the present Cruze. The brand new diesel model goes on purchase between 2017, following a early 2016 launch from the gasoline-powered Cruze.
The Fir.6-liter engine continues to be on purchase for any couple of years in Europe, obtainable in the Opel Astra small vehicle, Mokka crossover and Zafira multipurpose vehicle. Opel entrepreneurs have named it the “flustern diesel,” or whisper diesel, because of its quiet performance.
The engine was collectively coded in Germany and also at GM’s diesel engineering center in Turin, Italia, and adjusted for that U.S. market in the company’s suburban Detroit powertrain center.
“You will find some 37,000 clients who find the Jetta diesel within the Cruze diesel,” Nicholson stated. “Hopefully to lessen that spread later on using what is clearly an excellent offering.”