Epica gets oiled up
HOLDEN has released a diesel version of its Epica midsized sedan (top).
With arch rival Ford enjoying praise for its diesel Mondeo, Holden has joined the growing list of midsized oil burners.
The engine is a 2.0-litre turbodiesel that produces 110kW and 320Nm. It is paired with a sixspeed automatic gearbox that is now an option across the Epica petrol range.
Holden has also taken the opportunity to improve other features across the range.
Electronic stability control and six airbags join the list of safety items that already ran to traction control and anti-skid brakes.
Fuel economy for the diesel is 7.6 litres/100km and 9.3 litres/ 100km for the 2.5-litre petrol engine.
Prices for the Epica range start at $27,990 for the CDX petrol and $29,990 for the CDX diesel.
The CDXi is priced from $ 30,990 for the petrol and $32,990 for the diesel.