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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 24th 2009
4--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, October 24, 2009 Holden's utes are safest for work ALL STARS: Utes share the Holden Commodore fleet's five-star safety rating. Aussies love a good ute, and with the crash test results in on Holden's utility, they are sure to get even more popular. By Neil McDonald THE farmer's friend --- the Holden Com- modore utility --- has received a big tick for crash safety. It is the first five-star rating for any ute on the Australian market, accord- ing to the latest Australian New Car Assessment Pro- gram (ANCAP). The top score comes just a month after two imports, the Proton Jumbuck and Great Wall Motors utes, scored one and two stars. The five-star results has been hailed by motoring organisations and the Transport Accident Com- mission. Commission road safety manager Samantha Cock- field said after those disap- pointing results, the five- star rating was welcome. ''This is great news for utility drivers, especially tradespeople, farmers and others who rely on utes for their work and lifestyle,'' she said. The ute result now means Holden has a five-star Com- modore fleet. RACV chief engineer ve- hicles and ANCAP program manager Michael Case said the rating meant more choices for drivers who need a workhorse vehicle. ''ANCAP has just awarded Australia's first five-star light commercial van rating for the Mercedes- Benz Vito and now the first five-star ute, so those motor- ists who need a work vehicle can now opt for five-star safety,'' Case said. ''Having a five-star ve- hicle in this category means Australians can buy more home-grown vehicles that are the safest on the road.'' ANCAP council chair Ross McArthur said Aus- tralians would continue to see five-star ratings across a wider range of vehicles. ''We know other local manufacturers are working hard to produce similar five- star utes for the Australian market and we look forward to testing those as they become available,'' McAr- thur said. The five-star ANCAP rat- ing applies to all Commo- dore ute models. In testing, the ute's pas- senger compartment held its shape well and provided good airbag protection for the driver and passenger and there were no knee hazards for the driver. Conditions: All cars must be ordered and delivered between 1st October and 31st December 2009. Offer valid at participating dealers on existing dealer stock while stocks last. Offers exclude fleet, rental and govt. buyers and vehicles used for commercial purposes. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers. The 5 Year/ unlimited kilometre warranty is only applicable to vehicles used for private and domestic use and is not applicable for vehicles used for certain high mileage commercial purposes i.e. courier, security and rental cars. 1. 2008 Australia's Best Mid Size Car under $28,000 awarded by Australia's Best Cars to i30 SX . 2. Most Economical Small Car to Own and Run 2009 awarded by RACT to i30 petrol. 3. 2009 RACT Operating Cost Survey for Getz 1.4 S. 4. 2009 RACT Operating Cost Survey for Tucson City. iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc ^ADR 81/02 fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits, road conditions and condition of vehicle. *2009 YTD. Source VFACTs. Current as at 1 October 2009. A) Cam paign price for i30 SX hatch petrol manual. B) Campaign price for Getz 1.4, 3 door manual. C) Campaign price for Tucson City SX manual. HMCA631/HPC/HM hyundai.com.au or call 1800 186 306 TUCSON FROM $22,990C DRIVE AWAY 2009 MOST ECONOMICAL COMPACT SUV TO OWN AND RUN4 >> 8.0L /100km^ >> ESP Stability Control >> Traction Control >> Bluetooth® >> Full size spare >> 16" alloys 990 C VE AWAY GETZ FROM $12,990B DRIVE AWAY T 2008 AUSTRALIA'S BEST MID SIZE CAR UNDER $28,0001 2009 MOST ECONOMICAL SMALL CAR TO OWN AND RUN2 >> 7.2L / 100km^ >> ESP Stability Control with Traction Control >> ABS with EBD >> Glovebox drinks cooler >> iPod® and USB connectivity >> Full size spare FROM $19,990a DRIVE AWAY LOW OPERATING COSTS AWARDS UNLIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY ESP STABILITY CONTROL JATO COMPARISON 2009 MOST ECONOMICAL LIGHT CAR TO OWN AND RUN3 >> 6.1L / 100km^ >> Bluetooth® >> Immobiliser and alarm >> Remote keyless entry >> Full size spare >> Air Con with pollen filter AUSTRALIA'S FAVOURITE LIGHT CAR!* MOTORS PT Y LTD HOBART CNR COLLINS AND BARRACK ST HOBART 6230 7220
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