Watch out Superb: Chevrolet UK to sell 5-series-sized saloon for less than £14k
11 February 2008

For Britain’s taxi drivers, April 26 will be like Christmas all over again. That’s the day that the new Chevrolet Epica – a saloon car almost as big as a BMW 5-series – goes on sale in the UK, and at an incredible price.This front-driven four-door - which comes with a six-cylinder engine, air conditioning, cruise control, electric windows, an MP3 CD player, six airbags and 16in alloy wheels – will be priced from just £13,595. That’s not just less than a Skoda Superb; it’s less even than the cheapest diesel-engined Ford Focus. Value for money doesn’t get much more compelling than that.The Epica 2.0 LS will, in fact, become the cheapest new six-cylinder car on the UK market. Serving up just 143bhp, it won’t be the most powerful, but it should be smooth-driving, and comes with the option of an automatic gearbox. A 148bhp, 2.0-litre diesel option will also be available at £14,595 – possibly the more popular one with jobbing cabbies.The Epica is built in Korea, and will be imported to Britain by Chevrolet UK alongside the Captiva 4x4. Autocar's Julian Rendell drove one back in 2005, when Chevy's plans to import it to our shores were first mooted: read his review by clicking here.

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13 February 2008

Too little, too late.!

I was ready to buy one in 2005, but any Chevy dealer who DID know about the Epica couldn't give me a launch date , so I bought a s/h M Benz E - Class. Now I wouldn't move from MB for any money.

Chevy / Daewoo missed the boat by 3 years, the model may be priced right, but it's still an 'old' design now. Big corporations CAN make mistakes!

13 February 2008

For Chevy's sake I hope Taxi drivers do take to it, as I can't think of anyone else in the UK that would take to it.

The Chevy brand in the UK has zero image, zero class and is American. Says it all really.

ZM

13 February 2008

WHO CARES!!!

A pointless car from a pointless brand. Automtoive history is littered with such monstrosities; why on earth are they bothering???

13 February 2008

6 months old. 10k on the clock

£7K.....................you would, wouldn't you?

Nah, me neither.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

14 February 2008

[quote Zeddy]

£7K.....................you would, wouldn't you?

[/quote]

NO.

19 May 2010

I find the car to be quite good. Infact had been tinkering with a lifted chevy and found it to be good also.

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