Chevy is giving drivers more options than ever, including a range of new diesel powertrains. The 2018 Chevy Equinox, Cruze, and Cruze Hatchback will now come with diesel engine options to provide better fuel economy—among other essential advantages. While other automakers are dropping these powertrains, Chevy understands how important selection is to its customers, so it has expanded its Chevy Diesel lineup.
Chevy Diesel Powertrains
According to Detroit News, the 2018 model lineup will have several new diesel powertrains. This will include a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that gets up to 40 highway mpg. Only about 3% of models in the US are diesels; this engine type is considerably more popular in Europe. And, since Volkswagen and Audi have been prohibited from selling diesels in the US due to a recent scandal, Chevy has decided to pounce on a new market.
“Clearly, what’s happened at VW creates an opportunity for us,” GM North America President Alan Batey told reporters recently. “So we’ll do everything we can to seize the opportunity.”
What exactly is the difference between a diesel and gasoline engine? While gasoline engines use spark plugs to ignite fuel, a diesel engine uses compression to get every last ounce of energy out of the fuel. This leads to better fuel economy—one reason semis use diesel instead of gasoline. The new Chevy diesel lineup will offer better fuel economy for drivers everywhere.
Chevy recently released three new special edition SUVs, each of which has sharp styling and great new features. They include the Equinox Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, and Traverse Graphite Edition. Fans and reviewers can’t stop raving—these Chevy special edition SUVs are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
According to Chevy, the Equinox special edition models will come with Mosaic Black Metallic (Midnight Edition) and Summit White (Sport Edition) colors. They will also have the following exterior features:
- Black grille
- Black Chevy bowties
- Black 18-inch alloy wheels
- Jet-Black leather seating
- Memory settings for driver
- Black mirror caps
- Black roof rack crossbars
This black undertone makes these new Chevy special edition SUVs bolder and sharper, with looks you can spot a mile down the road.
“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director of automotive industry insights for Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”
The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition will be available exclusively on the 2LT trim. It will have multiple color options, including Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. The Graphite Edition also gets:
- 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
- Dual exhaust
- Black Chevy bowties
- Integrated Assist Step
These new Chevy special edition model are also being released after the Trax Midnight Edition was announced last December. Chevy owners are getting more options than ever before, as well as sharper vehicle styling to truly set them apart on the road.
Four Chevrolet vehicles have been ranked highest in their segments in the 2016 J. D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, proving once again that when customers look for a vehicle they can truly count on, they ought to pick Chevrolet.
2016 J. D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Chevrolet Winners
For the fourth year in a row, the Camaro was named the most dependable Midsize Sporty Car. And for the second consecutive year, the Malibu and the Silverado were named most dependable in the Midsize Car and Large Heavy Duty Pickup segments, respectively. Also, for the first time, the Equinox took the award in the Compact SUV segment.
In addition, three other Chevrolet models were featured in the top three in their respective segments, including the Tahoe and Suburban in the Large SUV segment and the Silverado in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment.
Chevrolet – Tried & True Reliability
The dependability of all the vehicles featured was based on the amount of reported problems per 100 vehicles from the 2013 model year. In other words, after owning all of the listed Chevy models above for three years, owners found they had experienced fewer problems than owners of other brands. Because reliability goes up every model year, that makes it a great time to shop at Amesbury Chevrolet!