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The GMC Terrain is just coming to market, but some have speculated that a diesel variant could be on the way to trump the crossover's already impressive 32 mpg highway figure. Well that's just not going to happen, according to Buick GMC boss Susan Docherty. Last month, GMC Communications Group Manager Dayna Hart Tweeted that the Acadia would receive a Denali variant, but the Terrain won't be so lucky. Docherty made no bones about the fact that Denali badging wasn't being planned during a web chat on the GM FastLane blog. That doesn't mean that the Terrain will never be Denali-fied, but at the very least, it won't happen any time soon.

We've heard the Terrain referred to as "awkward," "odd," "homely," and even "brutally wretched," but we've also heard some say that it has "genuine presence for such a small vehicle," and that it is "seriously butch." Either way, Docherty insists that the newest GMC could also be called an early sales success. Inventory for the CUV is low and demand is reportedly high, but Docherty says that the situation should improve in October as production is ramped up at the General's Ingersoll, Ontario plant.

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What ties does GM have with Audi, and what Diesel experience in the USA does Audi (not Volkswagen) have ?
 

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Dang, I goofed. I ment Saab. I'm not sure how much Saab does in diesels, but have seen a few articles on Saab's technology in these engines.
 

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Apparently a TDI diesel engine is quite happy being AUDI A3 and Q5. Audi sales were up big time on these two models. TDI Diesel are here to stay. Look for them to start showing up in more GM cars.
 

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The TDI engine is remarkable. Gobs of torque, pretty quiet, and efficient as hell. A friend has it in a Jetta which we drove to NC last year. Got 45 MPG at 75MPH and smooth as silk. BMW also has it together on their new line of diesels. Probably 75% of vehicles in Europe run diesels. Had a 78 MB 240D that I ran over 150K miles...ran as good when I sold it as when I got it w/60K miles. I'd be one of the first in line to drive a diesel Terrain...you could tow your house down the block and still get 40MPG.
 

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If I could get a 25% jump in fuel economy, I'd pay the 10% premium on the fuel. Diesel is still higher, but not by much. I can remember when it was almost 1/3 less than gas. If that were still the case, you'd see a LOT more diesels on the road today. Not too mention.. I love torque :)
 
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