General Motors' Vice President of Global Powertrain has revealed plans to launch more diesel-powered vehicles in the United States.

General Motors' Vice President of Global Powertrain has revealed plans to launch more diesel-powered vehicles in the United States.

Speaking at a conference in Michigan, Steve Kiefer said "The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will be the first of many diesel-powered passenger cars General Motors will offer in the United States." Kiefer declined to go into specifics but hinted diesel engines are also important in trucks. This could imply the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will eventually offer a diesel engine.

Speaking of trucks, GM has already confirmed the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will be offered with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine starting in the 2016 model year.

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