Chevrolet Cruze Diesel to be unveiled in Chicago image

The North American based automaker Chevrolet is planning to introduce a diesel version of the Cruze to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which will open its gates next week.

With the Old Continent already getting a diesel Chevy Cruze ever since it was launched a few years ago, a diesel variant of the popular model is expected to make its way into the North American auto market too. Rumors are saying that the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which will open its gates next week, on the 9th of February.

The brand new Chevrolet Cruze diesel aimed towards the United States might use the 1.7 liter VCDi unit, which is producing a total output of 130 PS and it has a peak torque of 300 Nm (221 lb-ft). In the United Kingdom, the Chevrolet Cruze diesel equipped with this engine is burning 72.4 mpg (UK) and it’s emitting just 117 g/km in CO2. The 0 to 60 mph acceleration is done in 9.4 seconds and top speed stands at 124 mph (200 km/h). Additional details on the Chevy Cruze diesel are limited for the moment and will be announced in Chicago.

Source: GM Authority