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New diesel engine for Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet has introduced a new 1.7-litre VCDi engine to its Cruze line-up.

The fuel efficient and low CO2 engine emits 117g/km and can travel up to 72.4 miles per gallon (based on the combined cycle), and Chevrolet hopes the new engine will give the Cruze a broader appeal to private and fleet drivers.

Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry said: "The new 1.7 VCDi gives Chevrolet a real opportunity to compete in the core area of the five-door hatchback market, where tax implications, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are critical. Already a hit with private buyers, this new engine gives Cruze a much broader appeal to fleets and really helps underline our commitment to growth in this key business area. With the five-door now established in the market and a Station Wagon imminent, the Cruze range keeps getting better and better, and is just what our customers and dealers are requesting."

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze

2.0 VCDi LTZ 5dr Auto [Nav]

  • Profile:
  • 6+23
  • Mileage:
  • 10k Miles p/a

677.34

Per Month, INC VAT

£4064.04 initial payment

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Motorists get a choice of three trim levels with the new engine, with kit identical to comparable models in the range.

The entry-level LS, which comes with air conditioning, ESC, remote central locking, follow-me-home headlamps, electrically-adjustable mirrors and electric front windows. While the range-topping LTZ adds cruise control, 17-inch alloys, auto-dimming mirror, automatic headlights, climate control, and rain-sensing wipers.

Available initially in the five-door hatchback Cruze, an estate variant of the 1.7 VCDi model will appear later in 2012.

First deliveries to customers are expected in May.

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