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The Mercury Cars Guide : August 29th 2009
10— Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, August 29, 2009 New super saver on way Abrief look at what’s going on in the wild world of motoring ECONOMICAL: The Thai-built Toyota Camry Hybrid sedan, set to be launched in 2010, is already attracting praise for its impressive fuel efficiency. LOOK for impressive fuel economy from the Toyota Camryhybridwhenit emerges from the factory in Altona next year. Insiders say it will have an official rating of 4.5L/100km — compared to 8.8 for the regular petrolCamry—andan emission rating as low as 40grams/kmofCO2 . Safest small cars THE Holden Cruze, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and Hyundai i30 SLX are the five safest cars you can buy for less than $25,000 in Australia. The group has topped the rankings compiled by the RTA of NSW, thanks to their five-star ranking in the ANCAP crash-test program. Workhorse gets safer THE workhorse 70-Series LandCruiser has finally come into the 21st century with a pair of front airbags. All seven models in the knockabout lineup — cab-chassis, trooper carrier and wagon — get the update, but well after the 200-Series LandCruiser SUV models have leapt well ahead in both active and passive safety. Pick-ups take off THE first month of Great Wall sales in Australia put 274 of the Chinese pick-ups onto Australian roads. The basic SA220 is priced from $19,990 but Great Wall and its local importer, Ateco Automotive, has plans for extra models including a turbodiesel will be available soon with a mid-sizedSUVand a baby sedan also headed for local showrooms before the end of the year. VW proves economy JOHN and Helen Taylor have claimed another world fuel economy record after driving a Volkswagen Jetta TDi across the bulk of the USA. The Australia couple hold more than 80 world recordsandtheir latest mark, at 3.46L/100km, was set during a three-week drive across 48 states. Lap record slashed THE official road car lap record at the mighty Nurburgring race circuit has been slashed to 6 minutes 48 seconds — and not by either a Nissan GTR or a Porsche 911. The outright mark is held by the Radical SR8LM, a road-legal version of a Le Mans racing sports car that was driven MOVING ALONG: Since arriving last month, Chinese firm Great Wall’s pick-ups such as this Sailor utility, are proving popular on the Australian market. from the company’s base at Peterborough in the UK to Germany for the speed run. Intelligent transport THEfuture of intelligent transport systems will be the focus of a national summit in Melbourne from November 18-20. The gathering is intended to provide a picture of coming developments and also tomake a connection between private sector companies and the various levels of Australian government. Honda lifts again PRODUCTION at Honda has been lifted as the world begins to recover from the global financial crisis. The Japanese carmaker intends to put an extra 90,000 vehicles through its factories before the end of the year, with most destined for the growing economies of China, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Brazil. Seatbelt recognised BIRTHDAY celebrations for the three-point seatbelt included a special award to its inventor, Volvo Cars, have included a special award by Britain’s Prince Michael of Kent. The Prince’s awardcame as part of his patronage of the Commission for Global Road Safety. US battery grant AN Australian battery has won a $38.6 million development grant from the American government. The UltraBattery was invented by the CSIRO and the US funding is going to the manufacturer East Penn, which will produce it under a license throughFurukawaBattery Company of Japan. Hobart Autohaus Sales Finance Service Parts The Ultimate Driving Machine JOY IS PREMIUM SELECTION USED BMWs. Visit Hobart Autohaus and you’ll receive outstanding opportunities on a wide range of models. JOY IS BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS. Premium Selection Used Vehicles '08 118iA '07 120iA '08 120iM Graphite, Sunroof Executive, Silver, Sunroof Exec., White, S/roof, 18" Alloys M Sport Pack, Red, 17" Alloys '05 120iA Red, 17" Alloys, Sport Seats Sport, Blue, 18" Alloys, S/roof Drive away $45,990 $32,990 $51,990 $46,790 '05 318iM Sport, Red, 17" Alloys, Sunroof $34,990 '05 320iM Exec., Silver, Sunroof '06 320iA '06 320iA '07 320iA '08 320iA '05 325i A Black, Sunroof, 18" alloys Black, Sunroof, 17" Alloys Black, Sunroof, Navigation Graphite, 18" Alloys, Sunroof Silver, Sunroof, Navigation Silver, 18" Alloys, Navigation '05 325iA '07 325iA '05 330iA '07 335iA '04 525iA '04 525iA '08 530iA '05 X3 3.0iA Black, HiFi, PDC Other BMWs '04 320iA '01 M3 $41,590 $47,990 $48,990 Exec., Bronze, S/roof, 17" Alloys $51,990 Exec. Innov., Bronze, Sport Seats $58,990 $49,990 $51,990 $72,790 $54,990 $99,990 $54,990 Silver, 17" Alloys, S/roof, Low kms $55,990 Sport, Black, Sunroof, 19” Alloys $119,590 $49,950 '07 X5 3.0dA Exec., Black, Sunroof, 19" Alloys $93,990 '05 M3 SMG Blue, Sunroof, 19" alloys, low KM $84,990 '04 X5 3.0dA Grey, Panoramic Sunroof 6 Cyl, Blue, Sunroof, 17" Alloys $35,990 Manual, E46 Coupé, Alpine White $62,990 $54,590 Other Marques '08 MINI Cooper Clubman M Chilli Pack Hobart Autohaus 23 Barrack Street (Cnr Collins Street), Hobart 7000, Tel: 03 6236 9099 www.hobartautohaus.bmw.com.au AH: Craig Bennett 0409 848 166 AH: Colin Rogers 0439 352 210 All prices are Drive Away. Includes on road costs. 29.8.09 $42,990 '08 MINI Cooper S Chilli, Chilli Red, Black Roof $49,910
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