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Added: 21 Sep 2009
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A CHEAPER and more economical diesel engine has been introduced by Chevrolet in its new Cruze family car.

The 125bhp two-litre engine is capable of averaging 51.4mpg and is available in entry level S trim from £13,745.

Previously the only diesel engine available in the Cruze was a 150bhp unit in top level LT specification and priced from £15,445.

Despite the difference in power output, the performance from the new engine is comparable. Top speed is a claimed 122mph and 0 to 60 acceleration is 10.3 seconds.

The 150bhp Cruze accelerates to 60mph in 8.7 seconds and tops out at 130mph and averages 50.4mpg.

CO2 emissions with the new engine fall to 145g/km which leaves it in the same £125 a year tax bracket as the more powerful version.

The new engine is available in S and LS trim versions of the Cruze. All models feature air conditioning, electronic stability control, a CD-radio with auxiliary input socket, remote central locking and body-coloured bumpers.

The mid-range Cruze LS is priced from £14,345 and includes electric windows all round, parking aids and additional trim inside and out.

Words: Chris Russon

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