Here at Ridelust.com we’re big fans of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. We’ve driven just about every variant, and aside from it being a tic underpowered we enjoyed our time with them. The Cruze’s we drove were powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produced 138 hp / 148 lb-ft of torque which delivered some pretty good mileage to the tune of 26 city / 36 highway. The Cruze is currently built at the Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio where management recently announced that for 2013 the Cruze would be getting a new engine option in the form of a 2.0-liter turbo diesel. This is most likely the same mill that powers the Australian version of the Cruze that is sold under the Holden nameplate. Although that has yet to be confirmed, power is said to be 147 hp / 235 lb-ft of torque, with a combined mileage rating of 34 mpg. The torque rating on the diesel is key as that is something that the current 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is sorely lacking.