July 25, 2008

Epica Goes Diesel

Holden has another diesel sedan in its range with the launch of a diesel- powered Epica model.

The new model is powered by a 2-litre turbocharged diesel engine, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The engine is a common rail unit that produces 110kW of power and 320Nm of torque. The new unit complies with Euro IV emission standards and will return economy figures of 7.6 litres per 100km.

The diesel car will be available in two specification levels.

Both CDX and CDXi models get six airbags as standard features as well as ESP, ABS, traction control and EBD. The CDXi adds heated front seats and rear park assist.

The diesel-engined car complements the 2.5-litre six cylinder petrol powered model in the Epica lineup.

The petrol-powered car also gets the new six- speed automatic transmission and Holden says the model is now one of the few medium- sized cars with a six-speed auto.

The Epica's styling has been revised for the 09 model year.

There is a new grille, rear fascia and new style alloy wheels.

The pricing of the Epica range starts with the petrol-powered CDX at $33,990 with the diesel model another $3500.

The CDXi specification adds another $4000 to the price of both petrol and diesel-powered models.


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