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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 31st 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 in the fuel-efficient stakes HOT AND DRY: The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe eats up the kilometres in the Global Green Challenge. That's too close for comfort. And as for the Santa Fe? It's remarkable for just how well it's been running, both team cars using less than 5.4l/100km, which is well under the official figure of 6.7l/100km --- a figure set in the laboratory and not in the real world. But we've been travelling at a snail's pace --- between 70 and 80km/ h on the 130km/h limited highway and we have been doing it with the air-conditioning switched off. What's even more remarkable is that we have been running the wagon, as an experiment, on cruise control, which has penalised us about 0.2l/100km on our sister team entry. It's a reflection of just how smart Hyundai's electronics have become. While most drivers wouldn't tackle long distance journeys at such slow speeds or without using cooling air conditioning, the Global Green rally has proved that you can save money by simply reducing speed and driving smoothly. At 90km/h the Santa Fe was still achieving 6l/100km. That's fuel saved, less carbon dioxide emissions and more money in your wallet. Even careful driving in the city, changing to top gear as soon as possible and avoiding heavy braking reaps rewards. We've proved that. first drive PETROL power has gone out of favour in the team Hyundai camp. So too the budget two-wheel drive base model of the Santa Fe which has been given the flick. For 2010, Hyundai has dropped the petrol 3.3-litre two-wheel drive wa- gon and the petrol 2.7-litre all wheel drive versions. Like it or not, the new range is now all diesel and all are all- wheel drive. The three variants now share a new win-win 2.2-litre unit --- more power for reduced fuel con- sumption and a six-speed manual gearbox. There's also a new in-house de- signed six-speed lightweight auto which, combined with the engine, delivers more torque than the man- ual making it the ideal tow machine. The move away from a two-wheel drive variant has been market driv- en.With the smaller Tucson, Hyundai was one of the first to offer a two- wheel drive wagon as a way of getting more city dwellers into its fold --- buyers who wanted the look of an all-wheel drive but didn't need off- road capability. Continued page 4 small torque Hyundai Santa Fe R Series How much: SLX manual ($37,990), auto ($39,990), Elite auto ($43,990), Highlander auto ($48,490) Engine: 2.2l common rail turbo diesel with piezo electric injectors, 4 cylinder, 145kW @3800, 421Nm torque from 1800 to 2500rpm (manual), 436Nm (auto) Transmission: six-speed manual or automatic Fuel consumption: 6.7l/100km manual, 7.5l/100km auto, CO2 176g/km manual, 197g/km auto Tow capacity: 2000kg braked, 750kg unbraked Performance Subaru Cnr. Argyle & Burnett Streets www.performanceautomobiles.com.au 6210 7000 All 4 the adventure sale price: END OF YEAR SALE! IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD BE IN A SUBARU TOO! Plus Impreza R includes: » 3 year/unlimited km warranty » Alloy wheels » Dual exhausts (sedan only) » Cruise Control » Power everything » CD player with MP3 » Air conditioning » ABS and EBD » High retained resale value EXIGA Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine. Better balance High performance Improve fuel economy Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Better grip Improved handling drive away no more to pay! $32,990 from drive away $35,490 from drive away $39,990 from drive away $41,490 from drive away $63,990 from drive away WDB 478654 4 WDBCA45EXKA 45EXKA478654 W 4 WDBCA45EXKA4 45EXKA478654 W WDBCA45EXKA4 5EXKA478654 54 WDBCA 4 WDBC DataDot Security Anti-theft system $25,990 Impreza R (manual) VDC Stability Control Active safety assistance Increased driver control 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating Front, side and curtain airbags Enhanced safety cell "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Price includes: Registration Stamp duty Dealer delivery fees
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