With fuel prices increasing and government fuel-economy mandates on the rise, General Motors (GM) came up with its own super fuel-efficient machine: the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Conceived in Torino, Italy and created in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel features a 4-cylinder engine, used in the Opel Astras and other GM cars. Despite its European origin, GM educated this turbo-diesel in the US, and made it available in car dealerships in Indianapolis and other places.
Targeting the US car-buying public, GM gave the Cruze Diesel features that can withstand the diverse driving conditions found in North America. Such conditions include 120 degree Fahrenheit Death Valley summer heat, minus 40 degree Fahrenheit Northern Minnesota winters, and 14,000 feet Colorado mountain passes.
US emission rules also required GM to give the Cruze Diesel a few more tweaks. Chevrolet engineers gave the Chevrolet model higher levels of exhaust-gas recirculation and exhaust after-treatment hardware.
Using a particulate filter and urea injection to trim oxides of nitrogen, the engineers created a system downsized from the Duramax pickup diesel engines. Located under the trunk floor, the Cruze Diesel’s 4.5-gallon urea tank can last up to 10,000 miles when full.
The engineers based the Cruze Diesel’s engine on the Euro-standard iron-block, aluminum-head 4-cylinder engine. With a steel crankshaft and aluminum pistons, the 4-cylinder engine pipes the diesel juice a little over 23,000 psi through the common fuel rail and piezo injectors.
Advances in clean-burning diesel technology have nailed the coffin lid shut on automotive terms, such as “smoky diesel” and “stinky diesel.” Even though ill-performing diesel cars left car buyers with a bad aftertaste, well-regarded turbo-diesels, like the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel have improved prospects for car dealerships in Indianapolis. To learn more about this super fuel-efficient car, visit Chevrolet’s official website or other related websites.