Photo of 1.4L Ecotec courtesy of GM.

Photo of 1.4L Ecotec courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet has provided additional details about the gasoline and diesel engines that will power the 2016 Cruze to give the compact car a greater balance of power and efficiency, according to a release.

The new Ecotec engines will be paired with a six-speed Hydra-Matic 6T35 automatic transmission.

General Motors is adding a new turbo 1.4-liter inline-four cylinder as the standard engine that features direct injection and makes 153 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. Chevrolet will offer an available 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that's paired with a five-speed manual transmission.

Chevrolet will also offer a clean diesel engine in 2017. The 1.6-liter diesel powerplant is capable of running B-20 biodiesel, and has been offered with the Cruze in Europe. Chevrolet will release power ratings for this engine closer to its release.

For full details about the new engines, click here.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet