OSHAWA- The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan offers a highway fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100km — the best of any non-hybrid vehicle in North America.
“The Cruze Diesel Sedan combines best-in-class fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance into a vehicle that offers compact car drivers yet another innovative alternative fuel option from Chevrolet,” said Shane Peever, brand manager, Chevrolet Cars in Canada. “With its unparalleled fuel consumption rating, the Cruze Diesel delivers durability and torque in a package that suits our customers’ diverse lifestyles and driving habits.”
The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan features a new Ecotec 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offering an SAE-certified 137 horsepower (102 kW) and what is expected to be segment-leading 240 lb-ft of torque (325 Nm). Cruze Diesel passed all stringent U.S. environmental standards and validation, including Tier 3 Bin 125 emissions standards.
Buyers will be able to option their Cruze Diesel Sedans with either a standard six-speed manual or a new, optional Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic transmission that includes fuel-saving stop/start technology.
In addition to its segment-leading 4.5 L/100km highway fuel consumption rating, Cruze Diesel with the six-speed manual delivers a city rating of 7.7 L/100km resulting in 6.3 L/100km combined. Cruze Diesel with the nine-speed automatic achieves a rating of 7.6 L/100km city, 5.0 L/100km highway and 6.4 L/100km combined.
Pricing for the 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan starts at $24,195 plus a $1,600 destination freight charge. The Cruze Diesel Hatch will follow later this year as a 2018 model.