Will the VW diesel-emissions scandal permanently derail diesel technology for passenger cars in the United States? “No way,” says Mark Reuss, GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. Speaking at a recent press event, Reuss said that both the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and the diesel program for Cadillac are safe.
Chevrolet has officially confirmed a diesel version of the redesigned 2016 Cruze, which is larger but lighter than its predecessor. The diesel is set to join the lineup for 2017, and Chevy hopes it will build on the performance of the outgoing Cruze Turbo Diesel. Chevrolet is sticking with the plan, said Reuss: “The Cruze Diesel is too good not to do it.”