Chevrolet has confirmed that a diesel-powered Cruze will arrive on American shores sometime in 2013.
There have been a lot of rumors regarding a diesel-powered Cruze, but now the rumors have been put to rest. Chevrolet has confirmed in an official press release that a diesel Cruze is definitely making its way to the U.S. However, we will have to wait until at least 2013 for it to arrive. GM has yet to confirm any specific power details; however, there were earlier rumors that we could see a 2.0-liter diesel churning out 147hp and 235 lb-ft of torque under the hood.
Currently, the Cruze Eco offers a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four gasoline engine that cranks out 138hp and 148 lb-ft of torque with a very eco-friendly 42 mpg on the highway. The Cruze has become one of the best-selling cars on the American market. A total of 24,896 units were sold in June 2011 alone. In a fluctuating fuel-run economy, the diesel Cruze could be a means to a cheaper yet more practical solution to overpaying at the pump.