Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:09
Falling sales, disinterested buyers and increasing competition from trendy people carriers and off-roaders mean makers have to be either brave or misguided to enter the European family car market... so which is Chevrolet?
As with Kia and its Magentis, the firm is launching a new Ford Mondeo rival, called the Epica. The big Korean-built saloon will debut this sum-mer, and Auto Express is first to drive this Daewoo-badged example, powered by a 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine.
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To say that Chevrolet's Cruze has been a long time coming is certainly an understatement. Unveiled in world market form over a year ago, the North American model finally made its U.S. debut in late 2009 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Cruze will be powered by either a 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder or a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder – both with the choice of either a six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. The turbocharged engine puts out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque and should be capable of up to 40 mpg on the highway, GM says.