New GM Diesels Are Alive and Well

October 21st, 2015 by

A lot of attention has been paid to new vehicles offering diesel engine options lately. Unfortunately, a lot of that attention has been negative, after Volkswagen’s recent diesel emissions scandal. Other automotive companies have been feeling the heat from VW’s mistake, and some are even pulling out of future plans for diesel models.

Luckily, Chevrolet Dealerships won’t be seeing a decline in future diesel offerings. General Motors has recently been very vocal about their intentions of moving forward with new diesel models.

Two New Diesel Models from GM

The Executive Vice President of Global Product Development from General Motors, has recently commented on the possibility of shutting down future diesel powered models. Mark Reuss spoke at a press event last week, saying that both of GM’s upcoming diesel models are safe, and will in “No way,” be derailed by recent events.

Cruze Turbo Diesel

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The first diesel model expected from GM, is the Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel. This latest Cruze model is set to join the lineup for the 2017 model year, and is expected to build upon the high performance of the current Cruze Diesel model from Chevrolet.

Speculation and hype has been building around the newest Cruze Turbo Diesel model, and Reuss played into that hype by announcing that, “The Cruze Diesel is too good not to do it.” It is just a matter of time, and a little patience on our part, until the all new 2017 Cruze Turbo Diesel arrives at Chevrolet dealers across the nation.

Diesel Engines for Cadillac

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Cadillac, another automotive brand underneath the General Motors umbrella, is also expected to release upcoming diesel models. Reuss confirmed in his press conference that GM is definitely moving forward with the development of the diesel engines for Cadillac, and expects zero delays in their efforts.

Cadillac is looking to bring four and six-cylinder turbo diesels to market, mainly across Europe in the coming years. For Cadillac enthusiasts here in the United States, Reuss says that the new turbo diesel Cadillac models will make it to the United States, but that, “It’s a question of timing.”

Why Diesel?

Automotive brands across the world are embracing the use of diesel technology in their vehicles. Diesel engines are growing in popularity for many reasons, and may appeal to customers who value efficiency and cost savings. Check out a list of advantages to modern day diesel technology:

  1. Quieter and require less maintenance than similarly sized gasoline engines
  2. Reliable
  3. No spark plugs or wires, which lowers maintenance costs
  4. Diesel engines burn cooler than gasoline engines, which prolongs their lifespan
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