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It won't kill the Jetta. If anything, it'll give VW some good competition and both will be at each other's throats to make their cars more competitive.

The Mazda 6 diesel is coming around later this year as well. Looks like it's packing some significant power under the hood.
 

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It would be kinda funny, especially considering older diesels like the VW Rabbits that could barely climb a hill.

V6's are beginning to die off in most mid-size sedans (even though they're teetering on 300 HP in a car like a Honda Accord - more powerful than ever, and pretty fuel-thrifty too), and 4-cylinders are gaining power and losing displacement in favor of turbochargers.

But there's still always that hunger for more power...and today's diesels are torquey little things with a big enough turbo stuck on them. The extra MPG with a "punch" when you need it is an added bonus that you just don't get to the same effect from a small gasoline turbo engine.
 

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No matter what I want this car to sell well, why you ask? So GM will stick small diesels in every **** thing they make.

1/2 ton 4x4 with a 5.3L V8 has got a real world 16mpg hwy for 14 years. For almost as long the 3/4HD 4x4 with the 6.6L V8 duramax diesel can easily get 23mpg hwy. GM had plans before 2008 for a 4.5L V8 duramax 1/2 ton truck engine that would get better than 25mpg hwy, that plan was canned with the new GM. Now with dodge offering a V6 diesel 1/2ton I think GM needs to have something to offer in there best selling trucks(1/2 ton) too.

Sure the new 2014 silverado 4.3L ecotec3 V6 with 285hp and 305lb-ft of torque probably already gets 25mpg highway.... to bad GM has not released the V6 MPG rating yet. Considering the new 5.3L v8 gets 23mpg hwy(22mpg with 4x4), I think 25mpg 4.3 V6 is realistic.
Agreed. I'd like to see the diesel in a small SUV like the Terrain/Equinox. It would give them some towing capability that even the turbo 4-cylinders they'll probably eventually put in to compete with the Ford Escape won't have.

Jeep tried it a few years back with the Liberty CRD, but it was a loud, relatively gutless engine that was soon killed by emissions standards. Also the only time in the history of the Liberty they actually put a decent transmission in the darn things.

They're bringing back one in the new Cherokee/Grand Cherokee. Supposed to be pretty good.

I too am interested in the V6 Silverado.
 
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