Chevrolet Brings Cruze Diesel to U.S. Market
So far Berger Chevrolet would say the year 2012 has been pretty exciting for the Chevrolet Cruze. With sales of the sedan and hatchback high as ever across the globe and a new station wagon variant slated for the European market, the Cruze is most certainly on the move. Now, adding icing to the cake, Chevrolet has decided to bring a new diesel Cruze to the United States for the 2013 model year.
A diesel coming to the U.S.? Yes. You heard correctly. Sure the alternative engine might sound a little uncommon considering the market's strong preference towards gasoline. But then again, Chevrolet isn't any common automaker. Behind the gold bowtie rests years and years of new Chevrolet vehicles that step outside the box and break tradition in the most innovative of ways.
Currently, the automaker is focusing its energy on developing the diesel engine that will power the new U.S.-based Cruze. In order to sculpt the Chevrolet part to prime perfection, engineers are seeking a friendly helping hand from those who know diesel best: the Europeans. Operations are centered out of a GM design center in Torino, Italy with a bit of American input flowing in from engineers in Pontiac, Michigan.
As for the amount of success that the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel meets here in the U.S., only time will tell. Berger Chevrolet has a good feeling though. After all each and every other Chevy model that's passed through our 2525 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 lot has seen a great deal of consumer attention. To learn more Cruze details as they arise, be sure to stay tuned to our Chevrolet blog and contact us with any questions that might come up.