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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 5th 2010
4--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, June 5, 2010 Forester goes down diesel track email@example.com with KEITH DIDHAM PROVING POPULAR: Subaru's new diesel Forester model is being hailed for its outstanding economy and significantly increased towing capacity. 'The Outback has exceeded our expectations and early demand for the Forester suggests it will follow suit' IT'S taken a long time but Subaru has now fully em- braced diesel technology. First came the diesel Outback and now Subaru has launched diesel variants of its popular all-wheel drive Forester softroader --- and there's much to like about the newcomer. The big advantage is its claimed fuel economy of 6.4 litres per 100km for a mix of city and highway travel (and an impressive 5.7l/100km on the highway). That's a fuel saving of nearly 3l/100km over the petrol models. The other good news is that Subaru has managed to lift its tow capacity from a mediocre 1400kg (braked) for the petrol models to 1600kg. There are two models --- the 2.0D ($35,990) and the better equipped 2.0D Premium ($39,990). Diesel engines traditionally carry a price premium but Subaru has pegged the price difference at between $1500 and $2000 over equivalent XS petrol models. Subaru Australia has been sur- prised by the uptake of the diesel Outback. When it was launched the company expected to sell 100 a month, but demand has been running at 150, putting pressure on stock delivery. Managing director Nick Senior says he expects there will be a similar injection of interest in the Forester. ''The Outback has exceeded our expectations and early demand for the Forester suggests it will follow suit. ''Outstanding economy, the poten- tial for a 1000 kilometre plus range, great engine flexibility and Forester's traditionally strong retained value are the hallmarks of this vehicle.'' There is a downside however. The in-house designed Subaru diesel can- not be paired with an automatic transmission. The pluses Five-star safety rating with six airbags, active head restraints, brake assist and stability control. Both come with Hill Start, to make starting on a slope easy, as well as self-levelling rear suspension, central locking, cruise control and 16-inch alloys. The downsides All models only come with a six-speed manual. The differences The Premium adds leather trim, powered sunroof, Xenon headlamps and a better quality sound system. MOTORS PTY LTD HOBART CNR COLLINS AND BARRACK ST HOBART 6230 7220 Conditions: All cars must be ordered and delivered between 1st April and 30th June 2010. 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 reser ves 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. 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. 1. 2009 RACT Operating Cost Sur vey (Small Car) for i30 SX 2.0. 2. Source VFACTs April 2010. 3. Awarded to i30cw wagon CRDi by ECO Car magazine. A) Campaign price for i30 1.6 SX petrol. Australia s Best Mid Size Car under $28,000 (2008) & $30,000 (2009) awarded by Australia s Best Cars to i30 SX. B) Campaign price for Getz 1.4, 3 door manual. C) Campaign price for i30cw wagon 2.0 SX manual. HMCA1549/HPC/HM GETZ FROM $12,990BDRIVE AWAY ECONOMY 2009 ECO CAR OF THE YEAR3 2.0 petrol 7.3L / 100km^ ,395L of luggage space 6 airbags d & USB connectivity Luggage net ESP Stability Control Roof rails i30cw FROM 2,990C DRIVE AWAY wagon 2009 MOST ECONOMICAL CAR TO OWN AND RUN1 6.5L/100km^ ABS with EBD iPod & USB connectivity ESP Stability Control with Traction Control Full size spare Glovebox drinks cooler SAFETY i30HATCH FROM $19,990A DRIVE AWAY 1, iPod $ AUSTRALIA'S FAVOURITE ECONOMICAL CAR2 6. 1L / 100km^ Bluetooth Immobiliser & alarm Remote keyless entry Full size spare Air Con Steering wheel audio controls 5-STAR Q UALITY FROM EVERY ANGLE hyundai.com.au/offers or call 1800 186 306
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