This February, General Motors unveiled its 2014 Chevy Cruze, a diesel-powered compact sedan that is also capable of running on 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20), at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
General Motors claims that the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel (CTD) is the cleanest diesel passenger car engine that the company has ever produced. Clean diesels like the Cruze CTD generate at least 90 percent less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions in comparison to previous-generation diesels.
“Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fills an important role in Chevrolet’s diverse four-cylinder lineup,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet’s vice president of marketing. “We leveraged engineering expertise from around the globe to develop a world-class, low-emissions engine to give U.S. and Canadian customers a car that’s both fun to drive and practical at the pump.”
Cruze CTD’s emissions will be below U.S. environmental standards, including Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards. (For more information on Tier 2 Bin 5 standards, refer to Table 2 here.)
Chevrolet’s small cars marketing director, Cristi Landy, introduces the 2014 Cruze CTD on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: General Motors.
General Motors claims that the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel (CTD) is the cleanest diesel passenger car engine that the company has ever produced. Credit: General Motors.
A quick overview of the 2014 Chevy Cruze’s features:
Engine/Transmission: The 2014 Chevy Cruze boasts a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline four-cylinder engine, which produces an estimated 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Although the 2014 Chevy Cruze has yet to receive an official EPA rating, General Motors estimates the vehicle’s fuel economy to stand at 42 miles per hour, highway driving.
Standard Features: The Cruze CTD’s standard features include an infotainment system, dubbed MyLink, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Additional Features: The 2014 Chevy also comes with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a 140-amp alternator, an 800 amps battery, 17-inch alloy wheels, low-rolling resistance tires, a rear spoiler, and leather seats.
Sales Information: According to General Motors, 2014 Cruze CTD will hit the market this summer, with a starting price at $25,695, including an $810 destination charge.