According to a recent report, the 2013 Chevy Cruze will offer a 2.0-liter diesel engine in North America.

According to a recent report, GM may offer a diesel engine in the North American Chevrolet Cruze.

Details are limited, but GM Inside News is reporting several sources have confirmed an oil burner is headed to the United States for the 2013 model year. While nothing is official, GMIN goes onto to say the diesel engine will displace 2.0-liters which seems to imply it will be carried over from the Holden Cruze CDX.

If this is correct, we can expect the engine will produce 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. More importantly, the average fuel consumption would be 34 mpg which bests the 30 mpg posted by the petrol-powered Cruze Eco (both with six-speed automatics).

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