General Motors has reported that the Diesel version of the Cruze will be manufactured at the Lordstown, Ohio assemby plant. This particular plant already produces the gasoline version of the Cruze on three shifts, Monday through Friday in order for them to keep up with demand. The plant has also has had to run production on the weekends in order to keep up with the volume.
The Diesel Chevrolet Cruze is set to appear as a 2013 model, and although GM has not released much about it, the vehicle is expected to be around the 50 mpg range. This will be the first legitimate diesel-powered passenger car from a domestic automaker in a long time, and rumors are that this vehicle will boast a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque.
by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet