While we all know it’s coming soon, all’s been quiet from Chevrolet regarding the impending Cruze diesel (a.k.a. Eco-D). That is odd, considering that the vehicle is expected to begin assembly in April, with first models appearing in showrooms by May, according to reports citing Cristi Landy, Chevy’s marketing director for small cars.
Considering the fairly short time frame, many of us were predicting the Cruze diesel to appear at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, but apparently the new Corvette Stingray was too much of a showgasm for anything else that’s new from Chevrolet to matter.
Fast forward to the Chicago Auto Show, which is just a few weeks away in February. Showing off a new variant of the Cruze just a few months before it actually launches is a huge change from GM’s old ways of showing new models as far as a year before coming to market (like the Buick Encore). However, this could actually be due to the fact that the Cruze diesel has nothing new to show outside of the new powertrain, visually or otherwise. We’ll see.