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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 19th 2009
8--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, September 19, 2009 More of a utility than another peoplemover MORE details have emerged about Subaru's latest segment buster. With the Liberty Exiga wagon due in November, the com- pany is aiming to position it away from peoplemover territory, describ- ing it as a ''versatile utility vehicle'' with ''multi-seat functionality''. It is deliberately not using the term peoplemover to describe the wagon because it believes the newest entrant is sportier and will be a more engaging drive than conventional peoplemovers. Subaru Australia boss Nick Senior says the 2.5-litre Liberty Exiga will leverage its link with the Liberty wagon, sharing its 2.5-litre four- cylinder ''boxer'' engine and all-wheel drive underpinnings. ''Exiga is on the same wheelbase as the Liberty and will have the same dynamics,'' he says. ''We'll be able to leverage the Liberty name and save a considerable amount of money trying to establish a new nameplate into the Australian market.'' As a new model, Subaru is forecast- ing modest sales of around 100 a month. Senior says the Exiga will have very targeted equipment levels, in- cluding standard DVD player and car- like driving dynamics. Subaru has built its success on the back of its wagons, which remain a critical part of the lineup, accounting for about 30 per cent of Liberty sales. ''We will continue to offer custom- ers what they want, not what we think they want,'' Senior says. ''Because of that we're going to introduce a four-tier strategy with our Liberty wagons and Outback.'' This strategy is built around hav- ing four-cylinder economy, Sports/ GT models, the Exiga and the Out- back. ''That range enables us to speak to more customer segments than we've ahd previously,'' Senior says. The Exiga is expected to be avail- able as an entry and Premium model with prices starting under $45,000. Like the Liberty Premium models, the Exiga Premium will get leather and satellite navigation. Senior says the company is taking a six-seater Exiga from Japan because the middle seat in the second row is only available with a lap-seatbelt. Like other peoplemovers, the third- row seats fold into the floor. In Japan the Exiga is sold as a stand-alone model. Apart from the Exiga, Subaru will also rollout a 112kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Outback in November. NEIL McDONALD SPORTY: The Subaru Exiga will marketed as more of a sports-utility vehicle, than a peoplemover''. used cars Euro Central JUST arrived at Euro Central this week is a 2005 Accord Euro sedan. Finished in nighthawk black paint with alloy wheels and tinted windows it is sure to turn heads. It sports a powerful 2.4-litre VTEC engine, dual zone cli- mate control, six-disc in-dash CD Player and full electrics. Be quick at $24,888 drive away. Motors Glenorchy THE hottest deal at Motors is on a Subaru Impreza WRX. This 2008 model hatchback is the current shape and has travelled 35,000km. Features include an up- graded audio system with sat- ellite navigation incorporated. Fantastic performance for $35,995. DJ Used DJ Quality Used Cars has two Kia Grand Carnivals priced at an affordable $30,990. One of Australia's most pop- ular people movers, the Grand Carnival comes with dual front airbags, tri-zone air condition- ing, cruise control, ABS brakes, power windows, eight seats but with space for plenty of luggage. Co-Op Used CO-OP has the perfect all- rounder, a Nissan X-Trail wa- gon for $27,990. It comes packed with fea- tures like four-wheel-drive on demand, sunroof, alloys, power windows, CD stacker, nudge bar, roof racks and fog lamps. Wayne's Car Sales TWO Toyota Hiace long wheel base vans are ready to sell at Wayne's. 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