We Now Know the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel’s Digits: $24,670

Chevrolet did a pretty poor job keeping the 2017 Cruze diesel a secret. Details surrounding the second edition of a diesel-powered Cruze have been trickling into the public sphere for a couple of months. First it was the news about the six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic transmissions; then came word that the diesel engine would be offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. Now Chevrolet has started the make-it-official process by announcing a key element: the pricing.

The sedan with a manual transmission starts at $24,670, and the sedan with a nine-speed automatic is $26,270. The base diesel comes standard with the LT trim and the Convenience package, typically an $850 add-on that includes an eight-way power driver’s seat, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and heated front seats. The Leather package is an option on both models for an extra $1125. A combination of that package and the Sun, Sound, and Confidence package is available for $3680 on sedans but only with the nine-speed. Prices for the hatchback have not been released yet.

The price undercuts the previous-generation Cruze diesel, which started at $25,695 when it was introduced for 2014. For 2017, the diesel will start at $4056 more than the gasoline-powered automatic Cruze LT with the Convenience package and $3345 more than the six-speed manual Cruze LT with the Convenience package and the $695 RS package. Every 2017 Cruze diesel include Chevy’s 24/7 Promise: two years of SiriusXM satellite radio and OnStar plus two years or 24 GB of 4G LTE data.

The next big pieces of news we’ll be waiting for on the 2017 Cruze diesel are the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel’s engine output figures and, even more critically, its fuel-economy numbers. At that point, maybe Chevy will release some photos of the car—until then, picture a Cruze with a Diesel badge on the back.