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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 16th 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —3 into exciting new territory soon wanted the luxury of the Turbo Ghia, which has been retained. FPV announced at the Melbourne Motor Show in March that the F6X Turbo Territory would be discontin- ued when the SY Mk II was launched, claiming it did not fit in with their core business. Outside, the SY Mk II Territory gets a remodelled bonnet, grille, lower grille, fog lamp bezels, head- lights,bumper, bodycoloured mirror and door handles, tail lamps andnew wheel designs. The Ghia also gets indicators incorporated in the mirrors and larger, 18-inch alloy wheels. There are four new exterior col- ours: Velvet (brown), Harmony (sil- ver), Mystic (green) and in Septem- ber Ford will add Serenity (gold). Inside, there are new darker trim options in some models. Product marketing manager Christine Wagner said the Territory was launched in 2004 with a lot of options. ‘‘We know which ones worked so we have simplified the choice with more standard gear,’’ she said. Territory TX now comes standard with side curtain airbags, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels and a body colour package for the bum- pers, door handles and mirrors. Territory TS also gets the body colour package plus a reverse park- ing camera, front fog lamps, leather- wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and gearshift, and a third-row seat as standard. Ghia gains a third-row seat as standard, an Alpine rear DVD sys- tem, side steps, rear privacy glass and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Ghia Turbo adds a new 18-inch alloy wheel design. Wagner said the SY Mk II offered FAMILY WAGON: The Ghia has an improved DVD system, above, and a third row of seats as standard, below. better value for money. The TX costs $1000 more and all other models an extra $500. Ford claimed the extra standard equip- ment was valued at between $3600 and $6600, depending on the model. Christophers said the fuel econo- my on rear-wheel drive Territory models had been improved by 4.9 per cent or 0.6 litres per 100km. The Ghia and all seven-seater models had a 1.6 per cent or 0.2L/100km economy improvement. He said this was achieved by new global calibrations to the engine, transmission, catalytic converter and other elements of the drive train. Customerswantedthe luxury of the Turbo Ghia, which hasbeenretained. Trampled by crowd TERRITORY was a success story when it was released in 2004. It dominated the mid-size SUV market from 2005 to 2007 and has sold 88,000 since its launch. However, last year sales slipped 25.5 per cent while the category was up 1.4 per cent. The slide has accelerated this year to -41.4 per cent to the end of April while the segment is down 25.1 per cent. Ford product marketing man- ager Christine Wagnersaid Terri- tory had been losing sales be- cause of the introduction of new models in the category since its launch: ‘‘There is a plethora of new crossover vehicles that make it a very crowded segment.’’ Marketing manager David Ka- tic said it was difficult to predict Territory sales for 2009. ‘‘It is difficult to talk about actual numbers because it is difficult to know what the market will do,’’ he said. ‘‘My gut says yes the industry has hit the bottom of the market. ‘‘The US market was down between 40-50 per cent but last monthitwas30 per cent somaybe it is at the bottom of the curve now. ‘‘The trick is the consistency of the drop-off which is around 20 per cent everymonthso hopefully it’s plateaued. MARK HINCHLIFFE END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE! VOLVO CX70 D5 WAGON DEMONSTRATOR EX-COMPANY VEHICLE - 1 ONLY! All good things must come to an end. The CLK 280 Coupe Avantgarde Sports Package. • Avantgarde Model-line features • Metallic paint • Glass electric sunroof with tilt/slide funtion • COMAND APS • 17? AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels • AMG body styling • AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel 1 Only - $89,990 Drive Away www.mbhobart.com.au ? For a very limited time from: $54,990 DRIVEAWAY! ELECTRIC SILVER WITH IVORY LEATHER TRIM, SMOOTH TURBO DIESEL PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY, LOADS OF FEATURES; 18” ALLOY WHEELS, AUTO CLOSING/ OPENING TAILGATE, PARKTRONIC SYSTEM, BIXENON HEADLIGHTS, PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM. LIFE IS BETTER LIVED TOGETHER PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES CNR. ARGYLE & BURNETT STREETS www.performanceautomobiles.com.au $22,990* StandardEquipment . Symmetrical AWD . Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC Stability Control . 5 Star NCAP Safety Rating . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side& Curtain Air Bags . Japanese Quality . Alloy Wheels . Manual Transmission As with all Subarus, the Impreza features six airbags, stability control and numerous other safety features to help earn its fi ve-star NCAP rating. The Impreza also boasts all-wheel-drive for improved traction along with its economical 2.0L four cylinder boxer engine. * Price excludes dealer delivery of $1,990 and statutory charges. Vehicle prices are plus $23 statutory transfer fee and stamp duty of 3% on vehicles up to $35,000 and 4% on vehicles over $35,000. Vehicles advertised are available at time of printing. Offers expire 4pm Monday 18/05/09. 50% INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE Your business may be eligible for the federal government’s proposed investment allowance. Once passed into law, eligible businesses can claim a 50% tax credit on certain motor vehicle purchases made before 30th June 2009. Talk with your tax advisor before purcahse tosee if your business is eligible. New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Pre-Owned A/H: Mike Nebbs 0417 089 631 6210 7000 Impreza SALE USED CAR 5 doorhatch, red (Reg EV2024) 08 FordFiesta LX 01 Honda Civic Manual, silver, 7,000kms (Reg A96EG) 03Impreza Auto, only49,000kms, silver (Reg EU0161) 06 FordFocus LS Manual, black, 40,000kms (RegFO1616) 05 Hyundai Tucson Auto, V6 Engine (Reg FO8444) 04 Territory AWD Auto, blue (Stock# 91552) 05 WRXHatch Auto, 7 seater, green (RegFL0235) 07Mazda 6 Hatch 5 speed, greymica (Reg FF3770) 07Subaru Impreza RV 7,000kms, white (Reg FO6139) 05 Subaru Outback Auto, premium pack (Reg FE4224) $13,990? $14,990? $17,990? $17,990? $19,990? $22,990? $24,990? $25,990? $26,990? $27,990?
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