MotorTrend•October 12, 2016
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will be offered with a choice of a gasoline or diesel engine and a nine-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission when it goes on sale in mid-2017. Alan Batey, president of GM North America, confirmed the addition of a diesel for the U.S. and Canadian markets. He confirmed it in Detroit as part of a drive of the 2017 Cruze hatch that is currently available with a 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 gasoline engine and a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The announcement was not a huge surprise given that the Cruze sedan will be sold with a diesel option in the first quarter of 2017. The hatch will follow mid-year.