Chevrolet Epica from Shanghai-GM

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The Chevrolet Epica was unveiled by Shanghai-GM on February 21, 2005, at its plant in Yantai, Shandong. Deliveries started about three months later. The mid-size sedan was derived from Daewoo Magus; its exterior style was designed by Giugiaro. Initially a Holden-made 2.0L engine (T20SED) was employed. On March 9, 2007, Shanghai-GM put on sale a facelifted version. The 2.0L engine was replaced by a more efficient Ecotec 1.8 liter in September 2009.

In China, the Epica targets middle-aged professionals. Its main rivals include Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Nissan Sylphy and Mazda6. The Epica has in recent years became the least popular models produced by Shanghai-GM, with 18,290 units sold in 2013 and 18,580 in 2012. In 2014, 14,950 deliveries were made.

2013 Chevy Epica from Shanghai-GM 1.8 SL MT 1.8 SE MT 1.8 SE AT 1.8 SX MT 1.8 SX AT
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 108,900 119,900 134,900 136,900 151,900
Date of Market Launch
November 12, 2012
Powertrain
Engine
1.8L ECOTEC DVVT
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
105/6200
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
175/4000
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Transmission
5MT
5MT
6AT
5MT
6AT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Multi-link
Drivetrain
Front engine, front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/disc
Top Speed (km/h)
190
190
185
190
185
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
11.2
11.2
12.2
11.2
12.2
Steering
Hydraulic power assisted
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
7.5
7.5
8.6
7.5
8.6
Fuel Economy at 90km/h (L/100km)
5.8
5.8
6.2
5.8
6.2
Tank Capacity (L)
63.5
Emission Level
China/Euro IV
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4808
Overall Width (mm)
1807
Overall Height (mm)
1405
Wheelbase (mm)
2700
Track (front/rear, mm)
1550/1535
Curb Weight (kg)
1435
1435
1465
1435
1465
Seating Capacity
5
Trunk Volume (L)
470
  1.8 SL MT 1.8 SE MT 1.8 SE AT 1.8 SX MT 1.8 SX AT
Exterior  
Tires
205/65 R15
205/55 R16
Power Exterior Mirrors S S S S S
Heated Exterior Mirrors N N N S S
Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers N N N S S
Alloy Wheels S S S S S
One-touch Power Sunroof N N N S S
Interior  
Power Windows S S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S
Cruise Control N S S S S
Multi-function Steering Wheel N S S S S
Leather Seats N N N S S
Heated Front Seats N N N S S
Driver’s Power Seat and Lumbar Support N N N S S
Number of Speakers 6 6 6 6 6
Radio/USB/AUX/CD Player S S S S S
Colored Touch Display N N N S S
Manual Air Conditioner S S S S S
VAPS (VITEC Air Purification System) N N N S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags S S S S S
ABS, EBD S S S S S
Seatbelt Pretensioners and Reminders S S S S S
Remote Key N S S S S
Electronic Anti-theft System S S S S S
Backup Radar N S S S S
Rearview Camera N N N S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available