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GM Korea launches diesel-powered All New Cruise

Posted November. 02, 2017 07:32,   

Updated November. 02, 2017 09:14

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GM Korea has launched a diesel-powered model of “All-New Cruise.”

The All-New Cruise offers the 1.6-liter diesel engine and has improved its rigidity by 27 percent and reduced the weight by 110 kilograms.

The length of the diesel-powered All-New Cruise is approximately 100 mm longer than its competitors such as Hyundai Motor’s Avante, but the new compact sedan has achieved both robustness and weight reduction by using 74.6 percent of high intensity material such as ultra-high strength steel, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The diesel-powered All-New Cruise produces a maximum output of 132 horsepower and a maximum torque of 32.6kg·m.

“The diesel engine of the Cruise is made of strong and light-weighted aluminum,” said Hwang Jun-ha, managing director of Powertrain Engineering at GM Korea. “The All-New Cruise is so silent that it is called a whispering diesel in Europe.”



Woo-Shin Han hanwshin@donga.com