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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Gets Near-Hybrid Mileage Rating

EPA estimates 52 mpg.

by on Feb.13, 2017

The 2017 Chevy Cruze diesel sedan earned a 52 mpg highway rating from the EPA.

Chevy is pushing its Cruze sedan into hybrid mileage territory – but without the battery.

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel model has just gotten a 52 mpg highway mileage rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That is handily the highest rating for any non-hybrid or plug-based model on the road and compares favorably with a number of similarly sized hybrid models.

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“Chevrolet is dedicated to offering customers a wide range of propulsion options,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet marketing, in a statement highlight the EPA numbers. “We know there are customers looking for the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type and more. With the EPA-estimated 52-mpg highway Cruze Diesel Sedan, they can get it all.” (more…)

General Motors Quietly Stops Production of Cruze Diesel in US

Unclear if move is temporary or permanent.

by on Jan.12, 2016

GM has quietly stopped producing the Chevy Cruze diesel as it reassesses the diesel market in the U.S.

General Motors has quietly stopped building diesel-powered cars for the U.S. market.

Steven Majoros, marketing director for cars and crossovers for General Motors Chevrolet Division, said GM halted production of the diesel-powered Chevrolet Cruze at its assembly complex in Lordstown, Ohio, this past October when it switched over the new version of the Cruze.

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“We have plans to offer a diesel option again. But we haven’t said when,” said Majoros, adding the final decision could rest on the impact of the fallout of Volkswagen scandal on regulators and consumers. (more…)

GM Invests $50 Million to Keep Compact Cruzing

Chevy Cruze faring well in tough market segment

by on May.02, 2014

At 46 mpg Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel is one reason why the car is selling well in the very competitive segment.

With the next generation Cruze making its debut in China last month, General Motors has committed to building the next generation Cruze for North America in its big assembly complex in Lordstown, Ohio.

GM said is investing $50 million for a new flexible Trim Shop and upgrades to the Press Room at the Lordstown Complex for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.

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“This investment will enhance our customer responsiveness while providing our team with the tools and processes needed to be the best at building the next generation Cruze,” said Lordstown Plant Manager Bob Parcell. (more…)

GM Orders Halt to Chevy Cruze Sales

Automaker tells dealers not to sell cars, but not why.

by on Mar.28, 2014

GM ordered dealers to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruzes without telling them why.

The bad news for General Motors continues to rain down. The company sent dealers a letter telling them to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruzes with 1.4-liter turbo charged engines.

Dealers say that the letter, called a “stop-sale” order, isn’t all that unusual. Typically, it means there is some sort of issue – usually a safety-related problem – that needs to be fixed. However, the maker did not give a reason for the order leaving dealers baffled.

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“This is something we don’t see every day,” a dealer told the Wall Street Journal. “To not be given a reason must mean GM has spotted an issue and is still trying to get its arms around it.” (more…)