• 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

  • The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, features an advanced 2.0L clean diesel engine that delivers an estimated 42 mpg highway, 148 horsepower,�and best-in-class range.� It is the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.
  • The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, features an advanced 2.0L clean diesel engine that delivers an estimated 42 mpg highway, 148 horsepower,�and best-in-class range.� It is the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.
  • The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, features an advanced 2.0L clean diesel engine that delivers an estimated 42 mpg highway, 148 horsepower,�and best-in-class range.� It is the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel 2.0-liter turbo engine

  • The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, features an advanced 2.0L clean diesel engine that delivers an estimated 42 mpg highway, 148 horsepower, and best-in-class range.� Cruze models in the United States and Canada also offer a 1.4L turbo engine, a 1.4L Eco model and a 1.8L naturally aspirated engine.
  • Built in Lordstown, Ohio, the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel delivers a combination of segment-leading features and efficiency � estimated 42 mpg on the highway with best-in-class range and spirited performance. �Standard on Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, Chevrolet�s MyLink infotainment system includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora, Stitcher, Gracenote (album art) smartphone compatibility; and, auto system with GPS-enabled navigation on a seven-inch-diagonal color touch-screen.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze now comes in three fueling choices – gasoline, diesel, and natural gas. Conversion company Impco Automotive is offering a bi-fuel Cruze – compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline – that it claims is the first and only EPA certified 2014 model year bi-fuel passenger sedan on the US market.

While there are several CNG vehicles on the market for commercial/fleet use, the Cruze (diesel version pictured) brings the number of CNG-powered passenger vehicles up to three. It follows the Honda Civic Natural Gas car and recently launched Ford F-150 CNG pickup truck.

Being a bi-fuel car means that its range is extended by how far the CNG and gasoline engines and fuel tanks can carry it. Impco says the CNG engine can deliver more than 200 miles through its 8.4 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank. The CNG tank is mounted in the trunk and is a lightweight, carbon fiber-on-aluminum tank made by SCI-Worthington. There are nearly seven cubic feet in the trunk for storage space, about half of what the non-CNG Cruze offers. On the gasoline side, the Cruze comes with a 1.4-liter GM engine. Impco has added Bosch injectors and a GFI regulator. Impco has been offering alternative fuel vehicles in the US market for several years, and says that the bi-fuel Cruze is strategically important to its growth plans.


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      Peter
      • 1 Year Ago
      So $8,000 for the conversion for 25 mpg on a 8 gallon tank (=200 miles) @ $2.11 per gallon (http://www.cngprices.com/station_map.php) with slightly decreased power. Regular gas is $3.40/gal. So even assuming that the power and consumption are the same you will save at most $10 per tank of CNG and have to drive 160,000 CNG miles to pay for the conversion. No C02 savings either to make you or the earth feel better. No sale.
        paulwesterberg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Peter
        And finding stations to refuel just became a fun new game.
          Actionable Mango
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          Can you compress NG from the line at home, or is that more of an industrial-only thing?
          Jesse Gurr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          The only one I know of that compresses at home is "Phill" which is upwards of $5,000 I think to install. On the plus side, natgas from home would be about $1 per gallon or so.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Peter
        Peter, the best way to fuel a CNG car or truck is from your home. The small compressor can be mounted on your garage wall, costs @ $4000.00 and qualify s for a FED rebate of 50%. This is assuming that you have natural gas at your home. Cost of gas is based on your therm pricing with your local utility. Therms usually run around $.60 per and the multiplier to convert gas to a fuel gallon equivalent is 1.35. To learn more about Natural Gas and transportation use please visit my website www.stategascompany.com Re-run your numbers again
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is GREAT...I look forward to purchasing one. I have contacted the local Chevy Dealer. Question is this car going to be sold by the Chevy Dealer, with a Chevy warranty??? I have had 2 VW TDI's, and as fuel is about $4.00 per gallon and I get 40 mpg and drive 160 mi a day.... At 30 mpg on the Cruze, and between $.90 & $2.50 per gge for CNG, and if needed regular gas for $3.30 at this time and it will go up...And then if it help the environment, that has value, to me...I am doing my part. From what I have seen on the web, the cost of the CNG part add between of $5000.00 to $6000.00, not the $8000.00 to $12000.00. I am in IL, and the IL EPA has a $4000.00 rebate and I think I will get a Tax credit from the Fed's? Checking on this, before I purchase. I think I will be looking at a 2 year pay back? I do plan to fuel in my garage, but maybe doing two cars. I will update, after the dealer gets back to me.
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wondered why the cost is no high in the States. I did not have direct comparison figures as we don't use CNG in the UK, and instead use LPG as an alternative. In most of Europe you can simply buy a factory built car with CNG installed as a bi-fuel job. It looks like a bit of a dig around has scared up the reason for the huge costs in the US: '“For an individual (or shop) to be licensed to do a conversion, the person must pay $10,000 per year, per engine type, per year of manufacture. So that if a conversion shop wanted to do conversions in 2009 for Camrys for the years 1995 to 2005, the shop owner would have to pay the government $100,000 in licensing fees. “ “Then, if he wanted to do conversions on the same models in 2010, he would have to pay the $100,000 again, even though they are the exact same models and engines that he has been licensed on already. And if there is more than one engine involved, i.e., a 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder, the cost would double.” “Therefore, if a shop owner wanted to do 10 model years of Camrys and Corollas and Celicas, and well as Honda Accords and Civics, unless there were common engines being used in these five models the licensing cost (for just one engine per) would be a half million dollars, which would have to be paid again in 2010.“ “The cost of the conversion kits are actually relatively inexpensive. If there was a sensible licensing fee (or no fee) the cost for the work could be just a few hundred dollars.”' http://gas2.org/2009/07/31/natural-gas-conversions-could-cost-a-couple-hundred/ Dunno about a few hundred, but an LPG conversion here in the UK costs maybe $3,000 for a medium sized car, although there is no high pressure tank involved for LPG So it looks as though the US customer is being ripped by legislation designed to support the status quo and big business. That is a first.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        Can you do conversions without a license during the shutdown? Quick! Get it done!!!
        DaveMart
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        Here is the nearest comparison I could dig out for European prices: http://www.fiatcng.be/advanced_fr.php?mod=1 So that is around a 3,500 Euro premium for CNG, call that around $4,700, but that will include 20% VAT, so you are talking less than $4,000. And you would lose very little space, if any.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Utah has removed the Federal EPA barriers by enacting a State law that circumvents the Federal EPA $10k fees. Most kits by many manufacturers work on most engines with a simple software program after installation of the SAME hardware on all V-8's, 6's or 4's etc. The only real variable besides the number of cylinders is the tank configuration. The whole process is simple and people in Utah are saving HUGE dollars on their fuel bills and keeping ALL of the fuel dollars in the USA while only paying around a DOLLAR per GALLON !!! When are the rest of the States going to get onboard?