GM may consider offering compact diesel in the U.S.
According to AutoBlog.com, General Motors’ North American boss Mark Reuss said the automaker is looking at offering a diesel motor in its light duty trucks, but no other details have been offered.
The site said that the line of turbo diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks sold in other markets made them solid candidates for consideration.
For a few years now, some U.S. consumers have wanted Toyota to offer the Hilux in the U.S. The compact pickup currently sold in the UK and Australia has a diesel engine that puts up impressive numbers for its size and weight. In addition to offering better fuel economy, it has a towing capacity of up to 5,512 pounds. Not too bad.
If there’s a demand for the Hilux in the U.S., why not let an American automaker try to offer something first?