The Chevrolet Cruze will be available with a new 1.7-litre diesel engine
17 January 2012

The Chevrolet Cruze will be available with a new 1.7-litre diesel engine. The new model will go on sale in May, priced from £16,725.

The new 1.7 VCDi diesel unit produces 128bhp and is capable of a claimed 62.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 117g/km.

Chevroletwill initially offer the new powerplant in five-door hatchback versions of the Cruze. Estate versions will follow later in 2012. The engine will not be offered in the four-door saloon variant.

The base-model LS is equipped with air-conditioning and electric mirrors and windows. Top-of-the-range LTZ versions add cruise control, automatic headlights, climate control and rain-sensing wipers as standard.

Chevrolet Cruze 1.7 VCDi on the road prices:

Chevrolet Cruze LS Hatchback 1.7 VCDi £16,725Chevrolet Cruze LT Hatchback 1.7 VCDi £17,825Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Hatchback 1.7 VCDi £18,685

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The Chevrolet Cruze raises the bar for Chevrolet, but not for rivals including Skoda, Hyundai or Kia

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