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Holden has finally let the word out on the new Korean made Holden Epica. The mid-size sedan, Epica, will be priced from $25,990. The Epica which will go on sale in April 2007 come with a choice of either a 2.0 or 2.5-litre in-line six cylinder engine and a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, depending on model.

  1. 2.0-litre Epica CDX manual from $25,990,
  2. 2.5-litre CDX automatic from $27,990
  3. 2.5-litre CDXi automatic from $30,990.


An optional pack featuring leather trim with two colour options (CDXi only) will retail for $32,990. GM Holden Marketing Manager Medium Cars, Teresa Basile, said Epica’s sharp pricing represented outstanding value for money.

“Epica has very impressive standard specification, a refined ride, stylish fit and finish and generous interior space. We expect it to be a great alternative to vehicles currently in the mid-size sedan segment. Interest in Epica was very strong at the Brisbane International Motor Show with a high level of inquiries flowing through to dealerships.” Ms Basile said.

I do have to take up MS Basile’s claim that interest was high at the Brisbane International Motorshow, having stood there looking at the epica for a few minutes, lots of onlookers walked past with nothing more than just a glimpse, and the occasional “ah, the new vectra – oh no Epica… is that stil European?” Of course the answer is no, but Holden likes to keep that part rather quite.

Holden Epica
  • The 2.0-litre engine produces peak power of 105kW and peak torque of 195Nm. 8.2 litres/100km for the 2.0-litre manual variant
  • The 2.5– litre engine produces peak power of 115kW and peak torque of 237Nm. 9.3 litres/100km for the 2.5-litre automatic.

Epica CDX standard features include:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels (15-inch steel spare)
  • front and rear power windows
  • cruise control
  • air-conditioning
  • six-speaker CD audio system (MP3 compatible),
  • ABS
  • traction control
  • front and side airbags for driver and front passenger.

Epica CDXi models include all of the above, plus:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (15-inch steel spare)
  • sports body kit
  • climate control air conditioning
  • side curtain airbags
  • electronic driver information display
  • eight-speaker six disc audio system (MP3 compatible)
  • front fog lamps
  • leather wrap steering wheel and gearshift.

Recommended Retail Pricing:
(Excluding dealer delivery and government charges)

  • Epica CDX – 2.0-litre – Manual – from $25,990
  • Epica CDX – 2.5-litre – Automatic – from $27,990
  • Epica CDXi – 2.5-litre -Automatic – from $30,990

Optional leather pack (CDXi only) – $2,000

Metallic Paint – $360
NB – Metallic paint cost included in CDXi pricing.

More about the Epica here & here




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