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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 6th 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au —3 Volvo aims for zero emissions Volvo’sC30willbeleading the Swedish company’s charge for vehicles of green standard. PaulGovertakesalook at their strategy S WEDEN’s safe car company is going green. Volvo is about to hit the eco button as it reveals plans for full-scale production of a plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine. Its longer term goal is to become a world leader in environmentally-friendly cars with a drive to zero emissions culminating in plug-in electric power. The C30 DRIVe model will lead Volvo’s push on a zero- emission strategy and the first cars will be in showrooms in September. They have a stop-start sys- tem similar to the one already seen in the Smart ForTwo and theupcomingLandRoverFree- lander II. There will eventually be a full range of DRIVe models as Volvo has produced seven for Europe, from the C30 to XC70, with CO2 emissions as low as 104g/km. The DRIVe model is a C30 with a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel en- gine that promises, best-in- class CO2 emissions of 104g/km. The car also has low- rolling resistance tyres with lowered suspension and a gear- shift indicator. ‘‘At this stage, we can’t con- firm specification or pricing, but should be in a better position to announce details around August,’’ said Laurissa Mirabelli of Volvo Cars Austra- lia. By 2011 the DRIVe program will see a direct-injection petrol turbo engine with fuel econo- my and emissions cut by up to 30 per cent as well as a next- generation micro-hybrid with stop-start. However, the big break- through comes in 2012 with a plug-in hybrid — previewed this week in Sweden — inside the body of a V70 station wagon. The plug-in Volvo is being developed in partnership with a Swedish energy company, Vattenfall. It uses a lithium-ion battery pack. ‘‘We’re investing more than $1 billion on the joint venture, GOINGFORGREEN: Volvo is embarking on a mission to start full-scale production of plug-in hybrids with diesel engines. to investigate plug-in hybrids. ‘‘They will be a reality from 2012,’’ said Mirabelli. The aim is economy of 1.9l/100km.' Hitting those targets means using a diesel engine in the hybrid drivetrain, a move which has not been made yet by any maker. Most European brands are promising some form of diesel hybrid, but so far the mass- market Toyota Prius and Hon- da Insight use petrol power. ‘‘The plug-in system takes five hours to charge and the electric range is 50km. That’s on the demonstration car which is a V70,’’ said Mirabelli. There will eventuallybeafull range ofDRIVemodels, Volvo has produced seven for Europe, from theC30toXC70. END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE! Our cars don’t get superseded, they become classics. The CLK and E-class runout. Your opportunity to secure a current model CLK or E-Class at exceptional value is running out. VOLVO FINDERS KEEPERS SALE UP TO $8,000 hidden in every new 2009 modeL* SUBARU IMPREZA R AWD DRIVE AWAY SALE • Symmetrical AWD • HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine • ABS/EBD • VDC Stability Control • 5 Star NCAPSafety Rating • Power Everything • 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty • CD Player • Cruise Control • Front,sideand curtain airbags • Alloy Wheels • Manual or Automatic SUBARU LIBERTY AWD LUXURY SPECIAL EDITION DRIVE AWAY SALE • Symmetrical AWD • HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine • ABS/EBD • VDC Stability Control • 5 Star NCAPSafety Rating • Power Everything • 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty • Leather Interior • Cruise Control • Airbags (6) and DataDot • Alloy Wheels • Manual Transmission It’s Our Shout! 1475 DOOR 2.0L MANUAL FROM $36,990 DRIVE AWAY • Constant AWD • HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine • ABS/EBD • VDC Stability Control • 5 Star NCAPSafety Rating • Power Everything • 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty • Power 126kW @ 6000rpm • Cruise Control • Front,sideand curtain airbags • Alloy Wheels • Manual Transmission SUBARU FORESTER AWD DRIVE AWAY SALE 98 Mitsubishi Challenger Auto, 4x4 (Reg FG2802) 01 Honda Civic 5 doorhatch, red (Reg EV2024) 01 Kia Carnival 8 seatercoach, 5 speed (Reg A52BA) 04 Renault Clio Sport Hatch Manual, 73,000kms(Reg FC1031) 08 FordFiesta LX Manual, silver,7,000kms(Reg FC1031) $10,990? $13,990? $13,990? $14,990? $14,990? Finance a new 2008-plated Vito before 31 July and we’ll make your repayments until 2010.^ USED CAR SALE 06 Yaris Sedan Auto, 29,000kms(Reg FL4734) 03Impreza Manual, leather, sunroof (Reg FF036) 04 Territory AWD Auto, 7 seater, green (Reg FL0235) 07Mazda 6 Hatch Auto, blue (Stock# 91552) *Offer available at authorised Volvo dealers and is valued at $8,000 on all new MY09 Volvo V70, XC90, S80 and XC70 vehicles. Vehicle must be purchased and delivered by 30 June 2009. ^On a 60 month hire-purchase agreement with payments in arrears and an interest rate of 9.8% pa and a 25% balloon payment fi nanced with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd ABN 73 074 134 517 (MBFSAu). Finance to approved business customers of MBFSAu who will be responsible for repayments from Jan 2010. Offer available only from participating dealers from 1 May 2009 where vehicle is delivered by 31 July 2009. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and conditions apply. 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. ? PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES CNR. ARGYLE & BURNETT STREETS www.performanceautomobiles.com.au 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 Auto, only49,000kms, silver(Reg EU0161) 05 Subaru GXImpreza $15,990? $17,990? $19,990? $22,990? $24,990? LIMITED STOCK! LIMITED STOCK! LIMITED STOCK!
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