Diesel engines have, in recent years, taken quite a public relations beating in North America. Their reputation took a hit due to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, many consumers having concluded that the automakers had to cheat to meet environmental standards with these powertrains.
Adaptive all-wheel drive is available on the penultimate LTZ model, and comes standard on the top LTZ-V. US pricing, in case you’re wondering, similarly starts at $26,505 (USD), but tops out at $38,225 for the top-of-the-line Premier model in America – where the Chevrolet division has to be careful not to encroach on upscale Buick and Cadillac territory.
The range comes with both front- and all-wheel drive variants as per the class norm, and sits on a version of the D2XX platform used under the Astra small car, in a similar way to which a Volkswagen Tiguan is related to a Golf.
Also available on some models is active noise cancellation, driver’s seat safety alert, heated front and rear seats, powered power tailgate and wireless phone charging.