What’s so ridiculous about a diesel Chevy?
HAVE you ever read a children’s book titled ‘Ridiculous”?
It’s a great story about a tortoise that does not want to hibernate for winter but has this desire to be like all the other animals that do not hibernate.
So he waits for his parents to fall asleep then sneaks out into the cold snowy countryside. He meets lots of animals on the way which all say the same thing: ‘a tortoise out in winter – ridiculous’. Finally the tortoise realises it is ridiculous, returns to his parents and promptly falls asleep.
And the same could be said about a diesel in a Chevy. ‘A diesel in a Chevy – Ridiculous’. But not in this case as Chevrolet takes the wraps off its first ever diesel-engined car especially for the UK market.
The new Lacetti, which has sold over 160,000 across Europe since its introduction back in 2003, is due out this spring in two variants, a five-door hatchback and a station wagon.
Both come with a new two-litre turbo diesel engine that sprints from 0-62mph is a sprightly 9.8 seconds, has a top speed of 117mph and a very economical fuel consumption of 58.8mpg in the five door hatchback and 52.3mpg in the larger Station Wagon.
Trying to appease Mr Livingstone, if that were possible, this Euro IV compliant unit also offers impressively low carbon dioxide emissions with a CO2 figure of just 149g/km on the hatch and slightly higher on the Wagon of 158g/km.
Prices have yet to be announced but with less car tax to pay each year, coupled with drastically reduced trips to the filling station, there will be plenty of spare money to go shopping.
At last, music to the ears of drivers who are the constant target of this government’s devious plot to take every penny they can possible lay their murky paws on.
They conned us with cheap diesel luring us into a false sense of security that despite the initial price increase in purchasing a diesel, money would soon be recuperated through cheaper fuel.
But not any more, diesel and petrol are within pennies of each other and where is all this profit going? Well certainly not back into our transport system, nor our roads, but into No10′s refurbishing budget.
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