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How many of you would want Chevy to make this happen? More and more diesel engines are making their way to the American market and I think a diesel in an already light and compact vehicle like the Trax can make for a killer setup, something I know many would want especially with the range you'd get from such a setup.
 

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Diesels are popular in most the rest of the world and they are pretty efficient too, so I don't really understand why there is such an aversion to them in the US. I would be interested in one. I would at least consider it. Isn't there still a really low take rate for diesels though? Why do you think there is a resistance?
 

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I'm not sure about the take rate of them, haven't really payed much attention to diesels till recent, since we never really had much for options.

My guess is as good as yours, could be a whole list of reasons why.
 

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Wasn't the chevrolet cruze said to be getting a diesel for the american market? If that's the case, i don't see why they wouldn't also target a vehicle like the trax, plus they can use the same engine... cut down on cost that way.
 

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Do you think the take rate could get above 10%. I think it would have to be above that in order for it to be worthwhile for GM.
 

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The Cruze will be getting a diesel yes. Ostensibly Cruze will be the guinea pig, it moves more volume than the TRAX. If diesel does well there, it should be capable of success in the TRAX as well...
 

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I feel that diesel will be more popular on SUVs, CUVs and trucks. I don't hink it will be as popular with sedans and such. No real rational reason for this. I just associate diesels with those types of vehicles more.
 

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I feel that diesel will be more popular on SUVs, CUVs and trucks. I don't hink it will be as popular with sedans and such. No real rational reason for this. I just associate diesels with those types of vehicles more.
diesels efficiency gains are increased in smaller sedan type vehicles...
 

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That's correct, weight is a big killer of performance and fuel economy, cut that and you can gain a lot in those 2 areas mentioned.

The good torque of diesels is great for stop and go city driving.
 

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Not sure if i'd be able to find that information, so far i'm only seeing how much it makes at peak, which wouldn't be as helpful.
 

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A very good diesel engine. I would have bought one if there were any at our local dealer. However the diesel version with the same equipment is 1500 Euros more expensive.
 
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