Whoopsie daisy, it looks like Edmunds.com jumped the gun a tad and released the specs on the rumored, though still unconfirmed 2013 Chevrolet Cruze featuring a diesel engine for the U.S. market. All we’re missing is the total fuel economy range, and the price.
Basically, the diesel Cruze is identical to the current unleaded models, with the obvious difference being the engine — of which Edmunds lists as a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 147 horsepower and 235 pounds-feet of torque. While this is slightly lower than what we see in the European and Australian markets, the diesel model will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, we may see a combined fuel economy rating as high as 42 MPG, based on the performance of the diesel Cruze for sale in other countries.
Take this news as the first unofficial confirmation.