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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 4th 2009
10— Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, July 4, 2009 Out with adventure-trail image, Kia’s affordable and durable Sorento4WDhas shed its old clothes to become a stylish suburban wagon. Neil Dowling tracks the change down a new, more urban road. cylinder petrol engine, the availabil- ity of a 2WD system and yet without its trademark low-range 4WD trans- mission. I The new wagon is now clearly aimed at the urban market and in doing so, has increased its comfort- biased features and eased off on the adventure-trail image of old. Kia Australia spokesman Jona- than Fletcher says the new Sorento will be on sale in January — priced about the same as the current model — though the engine selection and the trim levels are under debate. We have the choice of a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 3.5-litre V6 petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, says Mr Fletcher. ‘‘The turbo-diesel is a definite. But we’re not so sure about which petrol and even if we need a petrol. The 3.5 is less fuel-efficient than our current 3.3. The 2.4 may be too underpow- ered, though may suit the 2WD system in Mum’s taxi roles. ‘‘We have to look at the manual or automatic transmissions — do we bring in both or just the auto? ‘‘So then we have to decide if Australia antsafive seater oraseven The new Sorento will be on sale in January - priced about the same as the current model - though under debate is the engine selection and the trim levels seater or make the extra two seats an option. ‘‘Then we have the trim levels. We will get electronic stability control. The base-model LX in Korea doesnt get it but we will. So we’ll upgrade the LX with safety features ESC and six airbags and bring in the upmar- ket EX and even look at making a Has the used car thats RIGHT FOR YOU 05 L/CRUISER ‘D’ F/TRAY UNDER 100,000 k’s DIESEL RELIABILITY WON’T LAST $36,990 99 PAJERO GLS S/WAGON $13,990 kia sportage 4x4 s/w VERY LOW KMS KMS $11,990 FULL OWNER HISTORY GREAT 4WD NER H WD NER HIST WD ? AUTO TRANS 7 SEATER ANS R OPT FULLY OPTIONED ? ? FORD XR6 UTILITY TIPTRONIC LOW KMS IMMAC. COND. $24,990 HILUX 4X2 D/CAB T EXCEPT. COND. VERY LOW KMS Y LOW KMS CANOPY & ALLOYS ? ? LOW KM PY & $17,990 $19,990 PAJERO TURBO ‘d’ S/W rare manu 7 seater anualnual er diesel economy ? 6273 4433 PY & ALLOY TRADESMAN D/CAB BOXES O DIESEL RODEO ‘t’ d BUILT IN TOOL BOX TURBO D ESEL usand thousands $ e t $27,990 VW GOLF GENERATION GREAT LOW KMS ALLOY WHEELS GOOD HISTORY ? ? ds $ extras SEL T LOW KMS OY WHEELS D HIST W KM OY WHE OD HI luxury accord $17,990 $19,990 honda v6 LEATHER TRIM FULLY OPTIONED BEST VALUE HER TRIM LY OPT T V ? ER TRIM TVALUE NED FORD TERRITORY AWD 7 SEATER 7 SEATER VERSION ALL WHEEL DRIVE GREAT COND. $25,990 07 PEUGEOT 407 HD1 RB $36,990 $22,990 07 renault megane hatch www.capitolmotors.com.au 453 MAIN RD, GLENORCHY LOW, LOW KMS TURBO DIESEL RBO DIESEL SAFETY & LOW KM AFETY LOW KMS FET & QUALITY ? ? RARE 6 SPEED, 2LTREED, 2LTR2L UNDER 6.000 KLM SAVE THOUSANDSHTHOU R 6.000 KL 6.000 K M ? PH 6273 4433 N Korea, Kia has unveiled the newSorento with seven seats, a monocoque body, the option of an economy-minded four- 2010017-27
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