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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 12th 2010
18--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, June 12, 2010 small torque Trakkadu Prices: $94,500 (FWD), $99,500 (4WD) Engine: 2.0L 132kW Bi Turbo Diesel engine Power: 132kW @ 4000rpm Torque: 400Nm @ 1500rpm Transmission: automatic 7-speed DSG Tyres: 235/55 R17 Power: 100Ah AGM (maintenance-free deep cycle house battery), 15 amp automatic battery charger, 12V and 240V outlets, camping ground lead, solar charging (2x75 Watt panels) Ford grabs green race lead ECO-FRIENDLY: Ford ECOnectic Van makes good sense for companies considering the environment. AFORD eco van with a suite of green features will be introduced to Aust- ralia in July, but just don't expect it to go any faster than 110km/h. Ford Australia has announced it will add the ECOnetic Transit van to its local stable, making it the second model to run under the ECOnetic sub-brand following the arrival of a Fiesta version last October. Like the micro Fiesta, the ECOnetic van runs on diesel. It has an official average fuel consumption figure of just 7.2 litres for every 100km and produces just 189g/km of CO2 emissions. Ford says this places it ''at the forefront'' of the full-size van market in terms of fuel consumption and in the lead when it comes to CO2 missions. It is a narrow lead though. Peugeot's Expert large van is the only other van to match the Transit's 7.2L/100km fuel economy figure, but the French worker uses an extra 3g/km of CO2 per 100km according to the official rating. The ECOnetic is considerably more efficient than the best selling vans including Hyundai's diesel iLoad which uses an average of 8.5L/100km and 225g/km of CO2 and the Toyota HiAce that uses 8.6L/100km and 225 g/km. The ECOnetic Transit is also considerably more efficient than the standard Transit, which uses 8.2L/100km of fuel and produces 216g/km. Like the regular Transit, the ECOnetic runs a 2.2-litre four-cylinder Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel linked up to a six-speed manual. It has been recalibrated with economy in mind, but still manages to produce the same amount of power and torque as the standard engine --- 85kW at 3500revs and 300Nm from 1800 to 2000revs. Ford says the engine also uses a lower friction oil in a bid to use less fuel. It is also speed-limited to 110km/h in order to stop the driver getting carried away and ramping up the fuel consumption. Ford Australia spokesman, Justin Lacy, says it is unlikely the speed limiter will be a problem for drivers. ''There aren't too many Transits out there doing more than 110km/h,'' he says. ''The limiter is a good idea because obviously the faster you are going, the more fuel you are using.'' The ECOnetic Transit has a green shift indicator, which shows the driver when it is time to change gear for economical driving. It runs 16-inch wheels with more aerody- namic wheel covers and low rolling resistance tyres. Available as a short wheelbase only, the ECOnetic Transit still has a cargo capacity of 6.55m3 and an 1172kg payload. It costs $35,490 plus on-road costs. Ford Australia marketing chief, Beth Donovan, says the ECOnetic Transit will make sense for companies considering the environ- ment. ''It is a true no compromise alternative for business owners as it has better fuel economy and lower emissions than the leading vans on offer today,''she said. More rest and play, than work The Transporter is one of Volkswagen's work vehicles, but Trakka has transformed it into a recreational wonder. Mark Hinchliffe reports VOLKSWAGEN'S latest version of the Trans- porter has been trans- formed by Sydney campervan company Trakka into a versatile holiday vehicle. The new Trakkadu features the VW's DSG seven-speed auto- matic transmission and comes in either front-wheel drive or VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive for ac- cessing rough areas and dirt tracks. It is powered by a two-litre, 132kW/400Nm bi-turbo four- cylinder diesel engine. List prices are $94,500 for FWD and $99,500 for the AWD which is coming soon. They have been fitted out with a Webasto diesel stove, swivel- ling front seats, fold-out table, pressurised water system and 80L fridge/freezer. The rear multi-position sliding seat folds to create a double-bed with boot storage and drawer underneath. Trakkadu has a low-profile, gas-assisted elevating roof that increases headroom and im- proves ventilation and has an integrated titanium awning. Options include a diesel room heater, roof bed, rear shower, solar power, HD TV with DVD, alloy wheels and satellite navi- gation. Trakka general manager Mar- tin Poate says the Trakkadu is best described as ''a luxurious camp site on wheels''. The Transporter features power mirrors and windows, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, fog lights with cornering function, rain sensing windscreen wipers and auto headlights. 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