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Chevy Moving Forward with 2017 Cruze Diesel Model 

2017 Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel

Volkwagen’s vehicle scandal has put diesel under heavy scrutiny. Many manufacturers are likely questioning their own diesel line-ups due to a potential drop in interest from scorned consumers.

Chevrolet, however, is doing the exact opposite with its newly redesigned 2016 Chevy Cruze in Miami. The brand’s best-selling compact car has been utilizing “clean diesel” technology since the 2014 model year, when it first introduced a turbo diesel option. It was the the first GM sedan in 28 years to feature a diesel engine.

While not a high-volume seller, the Cruze Turbo Diesel is extremely efficiency when compared to its gasoline-powered counterparts.

Given this information, it might seem more advantageous for Chevrolet to temporarily abandon their turbo diesel efforts with the Cruze and focus on their high-volume sellers. But given the fact that automakers must reach a 54.5 mpg average amongst vehicles by 2025, innovation can’t wait.

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