Diesels clean up their act, offer stellar fuel economy

by Jim Motovalli
December 18, 2012

Who would have thought it: After decades of resistance, Americans are starting to realize that today’s smooth-running, fuel-efficient diesel cars bear little resemblance to the smelly, polluting slowpokes of old…

We have high hopes for the Chevrolet Cruze diesel, which will appear early next year as a 2014 model. GM hasn’t released fuel economy figures yet, but it could offer as much as 50 mpg.

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