The recent Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is throwing all kinds of wrenches in the development plans of other automakers. Governments and agencies are more suspicious of cheating and testing is becoming a lot more stringent. But if you thought this would get in the way of the upcoming GM diesel models, you’d be wrong.
When asked if the diesel scandal would ruin GM’s plan for a new line of fuel-efficient, diesel-powered vehicles, Executive Vice President Mark Reuss said: “No way. The Cruze Diesel is too good not to do it.”
The compact Chevy Cruze Diesel is expected to go on sale at Bush Auto Place, near Dayton, OH, in 2017 and will be joined by a new lineup of Cadillac oil-burners as well, powered by four- and six-cylinder turbodiesels that are currently being developed for Europe. They’ll be joining the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax Diesels, which are the first to be put to the new stricter tests following the diesel scandal!