GM official confirms Chevrolet Cruze RS diesel – USA


Sagar Parikh,

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Hatchback version to get diesel engine as a part of the MY2018 update.

Last week, GM confirmed that it will launch a diesel option for the second-gen Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback. According to a report from Motor Authority, the diesel model will be available in the RS variant as well.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback front three quarters
The Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be powered by the 1.6-liter ‘Whisper Diesel’ turbocharged four-cylinder unit from the Opel Astra.

The development was confirmed by Alan Batey, President, GM (North America), who said that the Cruze with performance parts (of the RS variant) and a diesel engine will be fun to drive. According to the GM chief, a Cruze diesel, if had with a manual transmission, will provide for spirited driving because of the engine’s performance, especially it’s torquey nature.

The Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be available as a sedan and hatchback, the former arriving first. The diesel engine will be the 1.6-liter ‘Whisper Diesel’ turbocharged four-cylinder unit from the Opel Astra in which produces 140 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Transmission choices will include 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze side official image
The Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be available as a sedan at launch; the hatchback version will follow as a part of the MY2018 update.

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The second-gen Chevrolet Cruze’s Indian launch is confirmed to take place in 2017. The first D2XX-based model to be launched in India will be available only in sedan body style.

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[Source: Motor Authority]

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