Cleveland Auto Show features look at new diesel Cruze

CLEVELAND — The public gets its first glimpse of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel when the Cleveland Auto Show officially opens at 11 a.m. Saturday.

When it hits U.S. and Canadian markets this summer, the diesel Cruze will be the only domestic diesel model available in North America.

At a media preview today, senior GM officials and Lordstown’s leadership team were on hand to give a better explanation of GM’s latest model and how the new diesel engine they say will completely change the way driver’s view an American compact car.

The diesel Cruze, they say, has more torque and more horsepower that makes it feel like a larger V6.

Glenn Johnson, president of United Auto Workers Local 1112, which represents Lordstown employees in the complex’s assembly plant, said production of the new diesel Cruze will begin sometime between April and May.

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