Report: Chevy Cruze Diesel Coming to America?

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Sources at GM have revealed plans to bring the diesel powered Chevy Cruze to the U.S.

Sources at General Motors have revealed that the company has decided to sell a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S. Due to stricter government fuel economy standards, the Cruze would average 50mpg and help Chevy meet those expectations. The same 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel found in the Cruze in other markets like Australia and Europe is expected to be the same model brought to the States, just tuned a bit to meet the stricter emissions laws.

In addition to the 50mpg average, the 2.0-liter diesel can make 147hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. The diesel powered Chevrolet Cruze is expected to land in the U.S. in 2013. Pricing is expected to run a few grand above the current Cruze model, MSRP from $16,525.

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