The diesels cometh, General Motors faithful. Specifically, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will take aim at spurned Volkswagen customers with a 1.6-liter CDTi turbo diesel engine. And now, we know what it will cost.
Roadshow reports the 2017 Cruze Diesel will start at $24,670, which arrives with a standard six-speed manual transmission. If you’re looking for GM’s new nine-speed automatic, that will be available, but it will cost you an additional $1,600, bringing the price to $26,270.
However, no matter how many options you pack into the 2017 Chevy Cruze oil burner, it will not surpass $30,000. That’s because only one trim level will be available: the LT.
The LT trim includes LED running lights, Chevy’s seven-inch infotainment system and six-speaker audio system. The Cruze Diesel does add in the convenience package, which earns you keyless entry, push-button start, heated front seats and a power driver’s seat.
If that’s not enough, Chevrolet will offer a few additional packages. The leather package does just as it sounds, it adds leather seating for $1,125. The Sun/Sound/Confidence package hauls in a Bose nine-speaker audio system, an eight-inch infotainment screen, a color screen between the gauges, interior ambient lighting and a power sunroof.
As for confidence, it throws in rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert. Should the automatic transmission and each additional package be checked, the grand total comes to $29,950.
As for the Cruze hatchback, a diesel will be offered as well, but don’t expect it to keep all the goodies under $30,000 with each package selected.