Considering the air is warm almost immediately, I would tend to think yes. My Gen 1 Diesel has it so I would assume Gen 2 has it as well. The Diesel engine takes longer to heat up and in general doesn't produce as much heat as a gasoline engine and therefore is a good candidate for electrical heating assist. My friend who has a gas Cruze commented on how the air gets warm so quick in my car.It's starting to get cold here in Canada and almost immediately after I start the car in the morning I get warm air. Does it have electric heating?
My 2009 TDI did make some of the same noises after shutdown. Not sure what it's exercising, but there are definitely some things cycling under the hood and around the fuel tank.Check the manual full fuse listing to see all the interesting electrical things going on - and you can hear them after you turn the car off - it sounds like R2D2 .
My 2011 1.8L gas cruze did not make R2D2 noises after I shut it off. none of my VW TDIs did either. But i like it because R2D2 is good.
I think you meant to put this in the other thread. But DEF consumption varies with driving habits. In my case I added two of these boxes (on sale for about $9) over 2.5 years (45,000 miles) on my Gen1:Cool re the 2009 TDI. I don't recall such noises from my fleet of pre-2007 VW TDIs.
maybe the noises are related to recirculating fuel... or some kind of post-shutdown cheating in the VW case.
btw, was thinking - the DEF should be considered fuel - it seems to meet the definition close enough.
To be accurate, we need to include DEF included in all the mpg reports. looking at diesel fuel economy alone gives an inaccurate mpg because it doesn't include the DEF mpg .
This should be easy - we can calculate and use a sort of scale-factor to convert the diesel-mpg to the total mpg for the vehicle. The real mpg will be less than 100% of the diesel mpg. 3.8 gallons of DEF last maybe 10000 miles, at most? So that's 2500 miles per gallon of DEF. 50 miles per gallon of diesel. So the DEF is reducing the mpg by merely 1/50th, according to that calculation. So its on the order of 1 over 10^1 .
Bottom line by my rough calculations:
reduce anyone's calculated reported diesel mpg by between 1/50th and 1/10th to take into account the DEF mpg. 1/25th is probably a nice ballpark. So that means always subtract about 2 mpg to see the real mpg, any time someone reports diesel-only mpg for the chevy cruze diesel.