Crazy Diamond Performance (CDP) has developed a mono-fuel CNG Chevrolet Cruze, with intended market introduction by September 2014. The sedan will be certified to the cleanest emissions standard available for an internal combustion engine. According to CDP President Kevin Fern, it will be the lowest cost NGV in America starting at $25,995.00.
The 1.8L-equipped CNG Cruze, targeted at fleets looking to purchase a domestic small passenger mono-fuel natural gas vehicle, delivers 20 hp and 24 ft-lbs torque over its competitor, while maintaining nearly the same fuel economy. Further, it will offer a significant 100,000 mile warranty and has 1.5 times the cargo volume compared to similar models.
A significant amount of engineering went into this vehicle to ensure a near OEM-level of integration. The tank will hold approximately 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of CNG, allowing a highway range of more than 240 miles (386 km). Specifications and more details will be available soon.
Moreover, CDP recently expanded its development on Class 6 heavy duty engines to include a 7.4L supercharged CNG engine; the new engine will join the naturally aspirated 6.9L in the CDP Torquemaster family.