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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 26th 2010
4--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, June 26, 2010 Join the Jetta-set with mature model IN PASSING 'It's a global car but there are some minor differences between markets' T HE newest mid-size Volkswagen has grown up. The new Jetta is bigger than the current car and the styling has matured in an effort to further differentiate it from the Golf hatch. Volkswagen Australia spokesman, Karl Gehling, says the new sedan will join the local lineup early next year. Visually, the car draws inspiration from the New Compact Coupe concept car, which made its debut at January's Detroit Motor Show. However, when production starts there will be some subtle styling differences between the North American car and the Australian version. ''It's a global car but there are some minor differences between markets,'' Gehling says. Gehling says prices and specifications are yet to be determined for local cars but engines and specifications are expected to closely mirror the Golf. Prices should be close to the $30,990 starter for the current 1.4-litre 118 TSI. At 4644mm long, the sedan is 90mm longer than the current car making it 13mm longer than the just-launched Golf wagon. The wheelbase has also grown 70mm to 2648mm. This adds 67mm greater legroom for rear seat passengers. Inside, the Jetta gets an new dashboard with aluminium highlights and leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel. Luggage space is 510 litres and standard safety features include six airbags, anti-skid brakes and electronic stability control. In North America the car will get a range of petrol engines ranging in size from a 1.2-litre turbo up to a 2.0-litre turbo as well as BlueMotion technology with stop/ start and battery regeneration. In some markets the car will be available with a 78kW 1.6-litre TDI and a 103kW 2.0-litre TDI engine. The original Jetta was launched in Germany in 1979. More than 9.6 million have been sold globally and it is the best-selling Volkswagen in the US. Like the current car, Australian Jettas will be sourced out of Mexico. NEIL McDONALD European Polo goes beefcake THE Polo has just arrived locally but VW has lifted the wraps off a more rugged version in Europe. The CrossPolo gets plenty of plastic cladding, a 15mm lift in ride height and chunkier bumpers. But underneath the faux off-roader looks the car remains front-wheel drive, with a range of 51kW to 77kW four cylinder engines. Buyers can choose from three petrol and three TDI engines. Like the Polo GTi, two of the six engines can be ordered with a seven- speed DSG. REVEAL Volkswagen Jetta 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 SAFET Y 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 QUALITY FROM EVERY ANGLE hyundai.com.au/offers or call 1800 186 306
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