General Motors Plans to use more Diesel Engines
General Motors will continue with plans to use more diesel engines in upcoming vehicle models despite the Volkswagen emission issues.
“We're going to have a couple of really good ones, in both cars and trucks," said GM Product Chief Mark Reuss in a recent statement.
According to Automotive News, GM currently offers a Chevrolet Cruze with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine and has plans to offer a new 1.6-liter diesel on the next-generation Cruze, scheduled to hit the sales floor next year. Automotive News also states that GM plans to offer at least one more diesel car according to a statement by Reuss at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Although Reuss didn’t specify the brand or model the new diesel model may be, he did mention GM has begun production on diesel-equipped Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups.
Reuss also said that the company has no plans on building a diesel base as large as Volkswagen. "We won't turn a switch on and have the footprint that VW has built on diesel in this country," he said. "That ain't gonna happen."
Stay tuned to MotorWeek for more details.