Expect More GM Diesel Vehicles in the Future
Currently, the only GM diesel vehicle here in the U.S. is the Chevy Cruze diesel*, but according to Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, that could all be about to change. Automotive News reports that Kiefer suggested that diesels may account for 10 percent of the automaker’s lineup by 2020, while speaking at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars on Tuesday.
Kiefer announced, “The Chevrolet Cruze diesel will be the first of many diesel-powered passenger cars General Motors will offer in the United States.” (Emphasis our own.)
No specific models were named for the GM diesel treatment, but it is likely to be extended to the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra, to be competitive with the Ram 1500, which already offers a diesel variant.