The new Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan has smashed fuel economy records at 52 miles per gallon, the highest non-hybrid, non-EV rating in the auto industry. Chevy estimates the Cruze Diesel has a range of up to 702 highway miles on one tank of gas.
Steven Majoros, the director of Chevrolet Marketing, says drivers can “get it all” with the Cruze Diesel in terms of “the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type, and more.” The Cruze Diesel’s 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine puts out 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque and meets all US environmental standards.
The Cruze Diesel Sedan comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an all-new nine-speed Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic with Stop-Start technology to further improve fuel economy by stopping the engine when idling. The Cruze Diesel Sedan has fuel economy ratings of at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg combined in addition to the 52 mpg on the highway.
The Cruze Diesel Sedan starts at $24,670 and will be followed later this year by a Cruze Diesel Hatchback. It will have a range of available features including OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi hotspot, Chevy MyLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.