Mark Reuss, GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development pointed out that Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan 2017 could yield more than 50mpg on the highway.Reuss was very much right on the money as the EPA recently certified that this new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan will be good for 52 mpg on the highway.
This means that the Cruze Diesel sedan soon becomes the most fuel-efficient car sold in the United States that doesn’t feature either a hybrid or electric powertrian. Moreover, that rating of 52 mpg applies only to the Cruze Diesel well-equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox. That model yields 30 mpg in the city, 52 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined as well.The 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan is also available with a new Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic transmission that includes stop-start technology. While this automatic gearbox is best for drivers who even don’t know how to use a clutch, the automatic isn’t quite as efficient as the manual. In reality, the ’17 Cruze Diesel sedan fully equipped with the new auto is “just” good for 47 mpg on the highway, though it does yield better city fuel economy at 31 mpg. Interestingly enough, both transmissions allow the Cruze Diesel to yield 37 mpg combined.
Steven Majoros,Director of Chevrolet Marketing said that Chevrolet is fully dedicated to offering customers a very wide range of propulsion options. As we know that there are customers who are looking for the right combination of fuel efficient, fuel type, driving dynamics and more. 52 mpg highway as per estimated by the EPA, the customers can easily get it all.
Automotive News (subscription required) reported that Chevrolet has already started shipping the 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan to dealers in the US. This car will carry a starting of the $24,670, which also includes the $875 destination fee.