Automakers hope to rev up sales of diesel vehicles

by Jerry Hirsch
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2013

Drivers in the U.S. are discovering what Europeans have known for years: Diesel engines are powerful and still get eye-popping fuel economy, especially at highway speeds.

Automakers are rolling out new diesels in the U.S. market, including a diesel version of General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Cruze, which debuts Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

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