Chevrolet Named Diesel Manufacturer of the Year

Diesel drivers everywhere love Chevrolet, and that’s why The Diesel Driver magazine named the brand the Diesel Manufacturer of the Year, based on votes received by the magazine. Chevy blew away the competition, taking a whopping 45 percent of the votes by brand. The Chevy Cruze Diesel, which was also named the Diesel Car of the Year, was even more dominant in its win. It took 59.3 percent of the votes for best diesel car, beating out prestigious competition from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche, among others.

“The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway, is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” Jonathan Spira, editorial director of The Diesel Driver, said. “The message from our readers is clear. Diesels are back and Chevrolet is in the forefront.”

The Cruze Diesel features a 2.0L clean turbo-diesel engine to achieve a 46 mpg highway mark. With that engine, the Cruze Diesel is able to chronicle a 717 mile trip on one tank of diesel fuel. That comes out to approximately 10 hours of highway driving. The updated 2015 Cruze is on display right now at the New York International Auto Show. You can check it out there or come in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to see the award-winning Chevrolet Cruze Diesel firsthand.