Chevrolet Epica Review

Chevrolet Epica
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Chevrolet Epica Review

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That aside, the basic asking price of just short of £14,000 buys a leather-covered steering wheel with rake and reach adjustment, part-leather seat covers with height adjustment for the driver, tinted glass, air-conditioning with pollen filter, cruise control, powered windows, front and rear, powered door mirrors, front and rear fog lamps and automatic headlights.

That aside, the basic asking price of just short of £14,000 buys a leather-covered steering wheel with rake and reach adjustment, part-leather seat covers with height adjustment for the driver, tinted glass, air-conditioning with pollen filter, cruise control, powered windows, front and rear, powered door mirrors, front and rear fog lamps and automatic headlights. Set into the centre console is a CD/RDS radio with MP3 compatibility, an AUX socket and secondary control on the steering wheel.

Choosing the same level but with the 2.0-litre VCDi diesel unit under the bonnet, adds £1,050 and moving up a grade adds a further £2,000. Most of that goes on the full leather seats but also includes larger, 17-inch alloys, very smart and unusual chrome-edged door handles, electronic climate control, 8-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat with lumbar support for both front occupants, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, speed sensitive power steering and a 6-CD autochanger with eight speakers.

The test car was an LT and with all the creature comforts on board it definitely has a premium feel to it but the flattish fascia, while businesslike does border on old-fashioned.

The seats are very comfortable with plenty of scope for finding a good driving position, although taller drivers might find first and third gears a bit of a stretch once they’ve got their legs comfortable.

The rear seats each have their own headrests that push down when not in use, which is good because they do restrict rearward vision somewhat. The centre seat-back doubles as an armrest with storage and there is plenty of legroom. The Epica has a 460-litre boot capapcity, which can be increased by using the lowering the 60/40 split rear seats. Although there is a downside as the apature in the bulkhead between the seats and the boot is rather small.

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Chevrolet Epica Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChevrolet Epica 2.0 VCDi LT
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourPoseidon Blue Mica
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.7 Seconds
Top Speed 124 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.3 mpg
Extra Urban53.3 mpg
Combined46.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group9
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Years / 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 20/11/08)£17,045

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