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Holden Epica Diesel On The Way

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Epica Diesel Imminent

Mike Sinclair
4 June 2008

Holden will launch a turbodiesel Epica... And soon

Holden will add a turbodiesel variant to its Epica range -- and it will do so soon. While the manufacturer's corporate communications staff will admit little other than the existence of the new model, advertising creative briefs circulated for the car are more enlightening.

To feature a version of the same 2.0-litre common-rail direct-injected four-cylinder that powers the Captiva Turbodiesel, the Epica VCDi is expected to officially debut in July.

Already on sale in key markets in Europe wearing the Chevrolet badge, the VCDi boasts power and torque outputs of 110kW and 320Nm respectively. This matches the Captiva’s powerplant and is well up -- in real world terms -- on the 2.5-litre petrol six-cylinder Epica's rather anemic 115kW/237Nm output.

Unlike its Euro equivalent, it's understood, Holden's Epica will be available with a five-speed automatic gearbox.

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Seems like Holdens big gamble on the Korean product is really not paying of, but what choice did they have, the Euro Barina and old Vectra were just way to expensive, at least these Korean cars are selling at a profit, they seriously need to get the new versions but will anyone care even if they are great since people seemed tobe turned of on the ones they have now.

Time to ditch the inline motors to, there just way to underpowered, i reckon a better choice would be the 2.2Ltr 4 cylinder and the 2.8 V6 with the new diesel to, might help sales but until they get a heavily updated car this will still sell poorly
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