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Chevrolet Debuts 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel



                Chevrolet Debuts 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  o Turbocharging helps deliver segment-leading 148 horsepower and 258 lb-ft
    of torque with estimated 42 mpg highway
  o $25,695  MSRP  includes destination and two-year maintenance plan 

Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer
with a 2.0L turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, 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 in Lordstown, 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.

"Chevrolet has a diverse portfolio of products and technologies to meet the
needs of the most discerning customer, whether it's driving across town gas
free in a Spark EV or cross-country  in a clean turbo diesel," said Chris
Perry, Chevrolet vice president of marketing.

The compact sedan's new 2.0L turbo-diesel engine produces segment-leading
estimated 148 horsepower (110 kW) and estimated 258 lb-ft torque (350 Nm) with
0-60 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.

"Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fills an important role in Chevrolet's diverse
four-cylinder lineup, and is primed to win over diesel devotees and compact
car buyers with its performance, torque and fuel economy," said Perry. "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."

With a starting price at $25,695, including a $810 destination charge
(excludes tax, title, license, 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 Package and leather-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.

"Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is the most sophisticated passenger car diesel
engine GM has ever produced," said Jens Wartha, GM global program manager and
chief engineer for the Cruze's diesel engine. "We merged European diesel
expertise with the real world driving preferences of North American
consumers."

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 Europe, Asia, Africa and South America last year,
including Cruze. In Europe, approximately 40 percent of Cruze models are
diesel-powered.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car
brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5
million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with
fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design,
and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at
www.chevrolet.com.

SOURCE General Motors

Website: http://media.gm.com
Contact: Annalisa Bluhm, Chevrolet Spark, Sonic and Cruze, +1-586-713-5907,
annalisa.bluhm@gm.com, or Tom Read, GM Powertrain Communications,
+1-248-857-4006, tom.read@gm.com
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