Chevrolet Diesel is Coming to the US!

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It seems that implementing the Diesel engine in vehicles is an upcoming trend.  There have been rumors circulating about the Cruze eventually getting it, but no official word.

That has all changed now!  GM has officially released word, that the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze will have a Diesel Engine option!  I know it seems like a ways off, but it is really just a year away! 

As of now, not much information has been released about it, but rumors speculate that the 2.0-liter engine with 147 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque might be the engine of choice!  How much could this help with fuel economy?  No words yet, but what do you think?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think it would put the MPG at.

Make sure you come by your Shreveport Chevrolet Dealer for the latest and greatest!  Whether you are looking for a Chevy Cruze in Bossier City or a hot Chevrolet Camaro in Benton, we have what you want!

Official Press Release:
 
 

DETROIT – Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013. Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date.

The diesel will bolster the already fuel-efficient Cruze lineup. Cruze Eco with a standard six-speed manual transmission, is the most fuel-efficient gas-powered/non-hybrid vehicle in America, with an EPA-rated 42 mpg on the highway.

 
Cruze recorded a total of 24,896 sales in the United States in June, the fifth consecutive month sales have exceeded 20,000. The success of the Cruze has increased Chevrolet's total share of the compact-car segment from 9.5 percent a year ago to 11.9 percent for the first five months of 2011, even as the segment size grew 19 percent.

Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 120 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com

source:  Autoblog

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

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