Chicago Auto Show Witnesses 2014 Chevrolet

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GM revealed the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel version at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with the Cruze featuring the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced. Clean diesels generate at least 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions when compared to previous-generation diesels.

Built inLordstown and Ohio, the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel delivers a combination of segment-leading features and efficiency. Based on GM testing, the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel has demonstrated estimated best-in-segment range and 42 mpg on the highway with spirited performance and the durability diesel owners value around the globe.

The compact sedan’s new 2.0L turbo-diesel engine produces segment-leading estimated 148 bhp and estimated 258 lb-ft torque with -60 performance of 8.6 seconds, which is better than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic and competitive with German diesel cars that dominate the U.S. market.

Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel’s emissions will be below stringent U.S. environmental standards including Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards.

With a starting price at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge (excludes license, title and tax and dealer fees) Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery, 17-inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, rear spoiler, Aero Performance leather and Package-appointed seating.

Other standard features include Chevrolet’s infotainment system MyLink, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five-year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

GM has sold nearly 2 million Chevrolet Cruze models globally since it was launched in mid-2010. GM produced more than half a million small diesel-engine cars across South, Asia, Europe and Africa America last year, including Cruze. In Europe, approximately 40 percent of Cruze models are diesel-powered.