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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 8th 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---13 Great Wall's focus now on camper Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall are growing fast and now they've turned their focus to motor homes. Paul Gover reports from China NEXT STEP: Great Wall is expanding their brand and have put great attention into promoting its motor homes. ACHINESE motor home could eventually rival the classic Volkswagen Kombi as an Australian getaway machine. Great Wall has a home-grown cam- per in its line-up, which will be evaluated as a potential starter in Australia. A single vehicle is being imported and, if trials go well, a right-hand drive package will be developed for sales sometime in 2011 with a price tag in the $50,000 range. ''I think it could have a lot of potential. It would need some work but the basics look right,' says Rick Hull, head of the Great Wall importer, Ateco Automotive. ''The only real problem is that the door to the camper is on the wrong side for Australia, as it's not against the kerb. But Great Wall are incred- ibly helpful on that sort of stuff.'' The camper uses a slide-on conver- sion over the Great Wall dual-cab ute already sold in Australia. It has a diesel engine in China but would likely be imported to run on either petrol or diesel in Australia. The camper has a double bed in the nose, with two fold-out singles in the living area, as well as a toilet and shower. It is well finished, although --- based on one I saw in China --- the final finishing on the joins between the camper and ute are sub-standard for local buyers. Ateco is already one of Australia's leading suppliers of camper conver- sions through its Fiat commercial line-up and Hull is confident it would do well against rivals such as Fiat, Toyota and Volkswagen campers, which dominate here. ''The big advantage is the shower and toilet. As far as I know, this is the only one that has it,'' says Hull. He says Ateco's engineers will have the evaluation vehicle within two months and a decision on local sales should be made before the end of the year. ''There is nothing else like it. And the price would be very attractive. I think it could be a real winner for us.'' See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. Offers at participating Mitsubishi Dealers only. While stocks last. Mitsubishi Motors Australia reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles ordered and delivered between 1 May and 31 May 2010. Business, Fleet sales by special arrangement. †10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable). *5 year or 130,000km New Vehicle Factory Warranty (whichever comes first). ^5 years or 130,000km Roadside Assist (whichever comes first). Service conditions apply. ‡4 year or 60,000km Capped Price Servicing (whichever comes first). Covers all items specified under the standard Maintenance for Normal Operating Conditions schedule detailed in the Service and Warranty Booklet. Additional service/repair items (if required) are at additional cost. Excludes Government and Rental Fleet customers. See your Dealer for full details. 1. Recommended selling price. 2. Drive away price includes 12 months Registration, CTP Insurance, Stamp Duty and Dealer Delivery. 3. Proof of certification required. MMR1088/TAS/HM HOBART. DJ Mitsubishi. Phone 6213 3300. To see all of the End of Financial Year offers visit buyamitsubishi.com.au or call 13 0 0 13 1 2 11 LANCER ACTiV $21,9901 PRICE EXCLUDES OPTIONAL METALLIC/PEARLESCENT PAINT $450 EXTRA. PRIVATE BUYERS ONLY. OVER $2,000 EXTRA VALUE • BLUETOOTH • 16" ALLOYS • REAR SPOILER • PRIVACY GLASS • LEATHER STEERING WHEEL WITH AUDIO CONTROLS • AND LOTS MORE • Sedan or Hatch • 2.0L MIVEC engine • 5 speed manual • Seven airbags • Active Stability and Traction Control • Cruise control DRIVE AWAY 2 OUTLANDER ACTiV $33,9901 PRICE EXCLUDES OPTIONAL METALLIC/PEARLESCENT PAINT $450 EXTRA. PRIVATE BUYERS ONLY. OVER $3,000 EXTRA VALUE • 18" ALLOYS • BLUETOOTH • FOG LAMPS • REVERSING SENSORS • ROOF RAIL CROSS BARS • AUTO AIR CONDITIONING • AND LOTS MORE • 2.4L MIVEC engine • 5 speed manual • All Wheel Control 4WD System • Active Stability Control • Active Traction Control • Cruise control DRIVE AWAY 2 EXPRESS SWB VAN $21,9901 TO ABN HOLDERS ONLY.3 EXCLUDES RENTAL AND GOVT BUYERS. • INCLUDES AIR CONDITIONING • 2.4L engine • 5 speed manual • Power steering • AM/FM radio DRIVE AWAY 2
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