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Chevrolet Epica


There#039;s no doubt the means business, but as with the Kia its Korean origins are likely to it back. Rivals such as the Mondeo and Vaux-hall Vectra be better options, both in of design and residuals. Still, the engineers have made this car suggests future can only get better.

Falling sales, disinterested and increasing competition from people carriers and off-roaders makers have to be either or misguided to enter the European car market. so which is Chevrolet?

As Kia and its Magentis, the firm is launching a new Mondeo rival, called the The big Korean-built saloon will this sum-mer, and Auto is first to drive this example, powered by a 2.5-litre engine.

Compared to previous four-door developed by Daewoo, the Epica extremely grown-up. The new bumper and layout is neat, while a low nose and high tailgate, to upmarket offerings from and Volvo. Expensive-looking details side mirrors with traffic indicators.

Inside, the car has trim, soft-touch plastics and a four-spoke steering wheel, is adjustable for reach and rake. space for five adults, the seats are electronically adjustable and in the rear have generous

Chevrolet Epica

However, it’s under the that some of the most developments have been In Korea, the Epica has 2.5 and 2.0-litre engines. Our car, using the unit, won’t be coming but still gives a good of what UK buyers can expect.

The 2,492cc twin-cam motor, cost £140million and took years to develop, produces at 5,800rpm. Yet it’s not the most engine; at low speeds, there’s torque on offer, although as the increases, acceleration grows

Refinement is better, and the unit is silent when cruising. The is comfortable, too, with struts at the front and multi-link at the rear. Our test car shared its with the bigger, more Magnus, and it will be further ahead of the UK launch.

This is good news, despite the comfort on offer, control isn’t up to the standards by buyers in Britain.

There’s no the effort made to enhance though. Our Epica came dual front, side and airbags, as well as traction and electronic brake force

But is the newcomer a surefire hit in the tricky car market? Frankly, we don’t so, although its £16,000 price upmarket interior and modern design are likely to stand it in stead than some of the models that have it. We say Chevrolet’s entry into class is brave, but not neccesarily

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