Chevrolet confirmed July 22 that it will add a diesel version of its Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013. Diesel versions of the Cruze currently are sold in Europe. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date.
Gasoline-powered Cruzes recorded nearly 25,000 unit sold in the United States in June, the fifth consecutive month sales have exceeded 20,000. The success of the Cruze has increased Chevrolet’s total share of the compact-car segment from 9.5% a year ago to 11.9% for the first five months of 2011, even as the segment size grew 19%.