31 Jul '13, 5pm

How Fiat Helped The US Chevy Cruze Diesel Become Cleaner Than Euro Versions

How Fiat Helped The US Chevy Cruze Diesel Become Cleaner Than Euro Versions

In deciding to venture into the comparatively narrow and competitive “clean diesel” market dominated by Volkswagen, the Chevy Cruze relies on a Fiat-derived engine that’s cleaner than what some Euro versions of the Cruze get. General Motors states the Cruze diesel engine – which beats several hybrids in terms of fuel efficiency – and which is now being more directly compared to the VW Jetta diesel, is “the cleanest ever produced by GM.” In Europe, GM also reportedly relies on Daewoo-derived engines, but the Cruze’s 2.0-liter turbo-diesel powerplant that meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stringent Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards is the result of a former alliance between GM and Fiat. According to Road&Track , a little more than a decade ago, GM and Fiat sought to merge, but that marriage didn’t last. A holdover from that attempt however is GM’s powertr...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/how-fiat-helped-us-cruze-diesel...

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