2008 Chevrolet Epica | new car review

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by

General Motors (GM) launched the all-new 2nd generation mid-sized sedan in 2007, and the car was pitched immediately against the 6th generation all-new 2007 Toyota Camry. With the competition hotting up even more this year with the arrival of the all-new Honda Accord and Nissan’s revised Altima, Mitsubishi’s Galant, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, the 2008 Epica has its work cut out against this formidable Japanese opposition.

Boring and bland are out. Flash and dash are in. The Epica has been winning friends thanks to combination of virtues, such as styling that matches its Japanese rivals, improved build quality and good packaging. In a way, its low-key looks are deliberate to compete favourably with similarly competition, so expect no dramatics in the styling department.

The front-wheel-drive Epica is available in two versions, the LS and LT. In the pleasant interior, the ergonomically designed cockpit with its large circular instruments makes life easy and comfortable for the driver. Even the basic LS version has a height-adjustable driver’s seat, electrical window raisers at the front and rear, remote-controlled central locking, thermal insulation glass, air-conditioning and an FM/AM CD audio system.

Chevrolet Epica underscores its strong position in the intermediate sedan segment by offering a truly generous amount of space for up to five passengers. The car is very quiet on the move, thanks to the transversally installed six-cylinder engines with 2.0 and 2.5 litres capacity.

The standard safety package in the Chevy Epica includes many passive safety features like the stable passenger cell, standard belt force limiters and belt tensioners, standard front airbags for the driver, in addition to optional passenger, side and head airbags.

Chevrolet’s Epica is a healthy performer appealing to those who need a family car but do not want to lose their sense of subdued style and individuality.

Technical Specifications
Engine2.0-litre 6-Cyl2.5-litre 6-Cyl
Power142 bhp157 bhp
Torque210 Nm240 Nm
TransmissionManual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 56000 – upto 68000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Hyundai Sonata
Honda Accord
Toyota Camry
Kia Optima
BYD F6
Chery Eastar
Chrysler Sebring
Dodge Avenger
Ford Mondeo
Mazda 6
Mitsubishi Galant
Nissan Altima
Peugeot 407
Skoda Octavia

 

2 Responses to 2008 Chevrolet Epica | new car review

  1. pape sylla Reply

    October 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I need an engine including the rediator .Of a chevrolet epica LT which vin number is KL1VM54K59B146664

  2. tayf Reply

    September 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Dear Sir
    I owned chevrolet epica 2009
    With the folowing vin

    KL1VJ52K49B514649

    How can i know the engine size ?
    Thanks

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