DETROIT (AP) -- Two people briefed on the matter say General Motors has decided to sell a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze car in the United States.
They say the car would get about 50 miles per gallon on the highway and help GM meet stricter government fuel economy standards.
One of the people says the diesel version is at least two years away from hitting U.S. showrooms. Neither person wanted to be identified because the company has not made an official announcement.
GM already sells a diesel version of the Cruze in Australia and is reworking the engine to meet U.S. emissions standards.
The people didn't know how much the diesel Cruze would cost. Company spokesman Tom Wilkinson would not comment.
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