has already confirmed plans to launch a diesel-powered version of the popular Chevy Cruze. The Chevy Cruze diesel is coming in 2013 and according to sources, GM is hoping it gets around 50 mpg.
GM already has the Chevy Cruze Eco that gets up to 42 mpg, but GM hopes to do even better with the diesel-powered model. The Chevy Cruze Eco only gets 42 mpg when it’s equipped with a 6-speed manual, while the automatic Eco only gets 39 mpg. The benefit of the diesel engine is that GM wants the diesel to get 50 mpg with an automatic transmission.
The automaker has also confirmed that the diesel engine that we will get in the U.S. will be the 2.0L engine that is already sold in Europe.