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Old April 2nd, 2012, 15:24   #241
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Kind of the way Nissan did in 04 P
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 16:07   #242
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Chevy's done such a stellar job with the Volt. I'll believe this diesel when I see it.
I think Chevy already produces the Diesel Cruze in Europe.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 00:51   #243
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I think Chevy already produces the Diesel Cruze in Europe.
GM doesn't produce any kind of Cruze in Europe.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 20:49   #244
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/t...b1R_story.html

GM moves too slow.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:00   #245
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GM doesn't produce any kind of Cruze in Europe.
how about this: GM/Ford offers a small/mid size sedans for sale in Europe with a diesel engine.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:27   #246
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http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/04/...-eco-d-diesel/
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:38   #247
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here we go again... I'll stick with my old stuff. Works just fine and it's paid for.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:56   #248
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"knock out punch" as it calls it, is just stupid. Pretend for a moment that sales of VWs do go down with the addition of the Eco-D to the market. In that case, all VW does it bring over the Polo Blue motion...problem solved.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 16:09   #249
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GM doesn't produce any kind of Cruze in Europe.
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Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013. Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date.

http://www.dailytech.com/CONFIRMED+C...ticle22130.htm
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Old April 12th, 2012, 16:45   #250
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MPBsr: You misread.

German_1er_diesel's assertion is that Cruzes are not produced in Europe.

My understanding is, the Cruzes sold in Europe are made by GM Daewoo, in South Korea, which is not in Europe.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:11   #251
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Too bad this isn't available here:

Honda Civic i-DTEC

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The rather boring, conservative styling on U.S. Civics, which Honda is already altering after heavy criticism, is nothing like the wild, space-age hatchback that Europeans enjoy. If sold here, it would handily beat the Civic Hybrid by many miles on the highway. The European Civic's 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine is rated at 67 mpg on European test cycles and packs a healthy 258 lb-ft of torque that leaves the U.S. Si performance trim in shame. Honda hasn't certified this engine for the U.S., but with the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze diesel, we imagine it's having second thoughts.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 10:40   #252
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With their big push in hybrids, I think that Honda and Toyota will be the last ones to offer diesels in North America.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 10:44   #253
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Actually I read somewhere that Honda was dropping their Diesel program to work on their hybrid technology. I really don't see batteries as a good answer until there is a better way to charge them and there are much better and cleaner ways of making the batteries.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 12:19   #254
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Honda dropping their diesel program? They are adding a 1.6 to their 2.2 diesel in Europe. More, not less diesels from Honda.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:41   #255
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The diesel Cruze will be released for MY13. Not sure where the information in this article came from but they are targeting 36 mpg hwy.
I for one am excited to get more diesels on the road, whether it be VW or Chevy or whatever. It's about time America realizes the future of better fuel economy lies in the diesel, not hybrids.

ps....my Passat TDI gets better fuel economy than a Smart Car. Oh, and I could tow it. yay.
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