The wait will soon be over – the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD (Diesel) is said to be in Canadian Dealerships by as early as this summer. This new Cruze has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel, which is roughly equivalent to 10 hours of highway driving.
With a starting price of $26,495 including freight, this new Cruze has a better value ($510 lower) than its competitor – the comparably equipped 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic.
Offered in one trim level, the Cruze 2TD offers some excellent standard features.
Interior product highlights include:
Heated leather seats with 6 way power driver seat
Leather wrapped steering wheel
USB port & Bluetooth for phone
Remote start, MyLink & rear view camera
Exterior product highlights include:
Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
Standard rear spoiler
Mechanical Product highlights include:
2.0L Turbo Diesel – engine built in Europe
148 hp and 25lb-ft. torque
Z-link rear suspension from the RS
4-wheel disc brakes
Surpassing its competitors, the Cruze Diesel has an estimated 148 horsepower and can go 0-60mph in 8.6 seconds, which is better than the Volkswagen TDI automatic. Powered by the cleanest diesel passenger engine GM has ever produced, this car generates 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide and particulate emissions then past generations.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Chevrolet Canada, GM Canada