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If you think the only diesels on the road are the semi-trucks or large pickups bellowing thick black smoke, it’s time to think again. Chevrolet has mastered the efficiency of the diesel in a compact package that now powers certain models of the Chevy Equinox, Cruze and Cruze hatchback. With decades of history developing diesel engines, Chevy now has more products with diesel power for sale than any other automaker. Diesel engines deliver unbelievable efficiency, plenty of power and driving dynamics that put the fun back in your daily ride. See how a diesel fits into your transportation needs when you take a test drive at Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler.

Leave Home with Superior Range

With driving range up to 702 miles while scoring 52 mpg, chances are your hunger or need for a bathroom break will kick in long before you need to refuel in the Chevy Cruze. The larger Equinox does almost as well, with a driving range of 592 miles while earning 39 mpg. The Cruze delivers the best highway fuel mileage of any non-electrified vehicle in America, while the Equinox diesel has the best mileage in its class. Aside from fuel mileage, another advantage to driving a diesel is the high torque at very low engine revolutions per minute. That results in quicker response times when you step on the accelerator, which is handy for having fun as well as calling on power when needed to get out of dangerous situations.

New Diesels Quieter and Cleaner

You don’t have to worry about annoying the rest of the school carpool crowd when driving a Cruze or Equinox diesel. Modern engineering has created a much quieter and more efficient motor than diesels of the past. An advanced combustion system and timing system has created an engine without the annoying rattle and shake of old diesel motors. A variety of acoustic packages around the engine also help to reduce noise, as does an advanced muffler system. Europeans have nicknamed this new motor the “whisper diesel” due to its relatively quiet performance.

Diesel the Only Difference

The only difference you’ll notice when purchasing the Chevy Equinox or Cruze diesel vehicles is the increased efficiency and the need to use a different pump at the fuel station. Otherwise, the vehicles look the same as the gas models with a sporty design built for today’s driver. Compatibility with all models of smartphone, rolling Wi-Fi and an infotainment system built to rock your daily drive are all part of the package. If you haven’t considered a diesel option before, perhaps now is the time to head over to Freeway Chevrolet and see how a new Chevy Cruze or Equinox can work with your lifestyle.

Announcement Comes During Centennial Celebration

One of the biggest pieces of news at the Chevy Truck Centennial event held recently at the Texas State Fair was that the new Class 4 and 5 trucks from the automaker will receive the Silverado Brand. “The first Chevy truck was built in 1918 for small business owners, and we have been expanding the market ever since because customers want specialized trucks that can tow and haul with confidence,” according to Chevy Truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. The new Chevy Silverado 4500 and 5500 models will be available in both crew cab and regular cab configurations with either two- or four-wheel drive. See the new medium duty lineup in late 2018 when you visit Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler.

New Lineup Will Appeal to Business Owners

“We are earning new business because we have more solutions to help businesses grow,” said John Schwegman, director of Chevy’s Commercial Product division. “The Silverado 4500 and 5500 will stand out because we’ve designed the trucks around how customers work. They will be powerful, highly maneuverable and among the easiest trucks on the market to upfit with specialized bodies, such as dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes and more.” The new lineup of Chevy Silverado medium duty trucks will be powered by a combination of an Allison transmission and Duramax diesel engine. The Duramax diesel has almost two decades of service in the Chevy truck division with about 100 billion miles of real working experience. Allison is the largest designer of heavy duty automatic transmissions and provides equipment for a wide range of large applications, including trucks, RVs, fire trucks and the military. You can also expect the new selection of medium duty trucks to offer a full suite of technology, including 4G LTE Wi-Fi service so drivers can stay in touch with the home office.

Chevy Offers Complete Lineup of Trucks

Along with the extremely popular and dependable Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2500 HD models, Chevy has a wide selection of trucks and vans for home and business users. The midsize Colorado has earned Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year honors, offering the power and performance people need in a smaller truck. The City Express and Express Passenger and Cargo vans offer a variety of choice for business owners and people who need a large vehicle to haul either cargo or people. The new Low Cab Forward truck offers the versatility business owners need to haul items in a cargo box or flatbed. Visit Freeway Chevrolet today to inspect the entire Chevy truck lineup and pick one that fits your transportation needs.