World Cup of Cars: Colombia vs. Cote D’Ivoire
Today marks the World Cup Colombia vs. Cote D’Ivoire World Cup match. While it’s anyone’s guess who will win on the field, our World Cup of Cars series is more concerned with what happens on the wheels. So who will come out on top: Colombia vs. Cote D’Ivoire?
A Chevy Captiva Sport (branded as an Opel Antara in Europe) heads the Colombian team. The Captiva Sport is the ultimate family SUV (you know, unless your family has more than five people), powered by a 2.4-liter engine (good for 182 horsepower) that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Captiva Sport has all the latest technology and has six standard airbags for optimal safety—although, given Chevy’s recent track record, you may want to throw in a few more just in case.
Representing Cote D’Ivoire is the amusingly named Great Wall Hover (also called the Great Wall Haval H3). The SUV may be manufactured in China, but it’s all the rage over in this part of Africa. Unfortunately, the coolness stops with the name. The Hover is a relatively cheap car because it is based on older models of other automakers. It’s got a Mitsubishi engine (strike one), it had trouble acing environmental and safety tests (strike two), and the thing doesn’t even actually hover (strike three).
There is a clear victor in the Colombia vs. Cote D’Ivoire match: Colombia. GOOOOAAALLLL!
But will Colombia come out on top in the actual Colombia vs. Cote D’Ivoire World Cup match? Find out today on ESPN at noon.