GM may consider offering compact diesel in the U.S.

Friday 30th, November 2012 / 14:01
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?

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