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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 18th 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 COMING Attractions Sydney debut for hot Forester IN PASSING DEBUT: A high-performance version of the Forester will be unveiled at the Sydney International Motor Show. ARED hot Forester turbo will be revealed at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next month. Subaru Australia will take the covers off a high- performance version of the compact crossover wagon that will sit above the existing turbo XT model in what is expected to be a world first. Managing director Nick Senior only hints that a sporty SUV will make its debut at Sydney and will not go any further. ''You will have to come to Sydney to find out more,'' he says. But CarsGuide can reveal that the hot crossover will have more power than the XT Forester, although it will not be a full-blown STI model. The XT features a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that produces 169kW and 320Nm of torque that is put through its constant all-wheel drive system. That is considerably less than the same engine in the Impreza WRX, which generates 195kW and 343Nm . So it is expected that the sporty new Forester will have similar, or slightly less, power and torque than the WRX. The engine revisions won't be the only thing to set the hot Forester apart from the XT, with a lower riding suspension system and body kit ensuring it will stand out. It is expected the new model could also be introduced into showrooms in other countries, but its public appearance in Sydney is likely to be the first time it is seen in the world. The introduction of a high- performance Forester could give the model another boost, although it is currently selling very strongly without it.Subaru has sold 10,126 Foresters so far this year, which makes it the best selling compact SUV in Australia, according to official figures from VFACTS, in front of the Toyota RAV4 with 9197. The company says the Forester was also the best selling vehicle in Tasmania last month, outselling the Holden Commodore, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3. Subaru says the addition of a diesel model in June has helped its cause and now accounts for an impressive 29 per cent of its sales. JAMES STANFORD HOBART. DJ Mitsubishi. Phone 6213 3300. To see all of the offers Mitsubishi is delivering visit buyamitsubishi.com.au 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 11 September and 30 September 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. Price includes metallic/pearlescent paint, 12 months registration, CTP Insurance, Stamp Duty and Dealer Delivery. Offer expires 30 September, 2010. 2. Recommended selling price. 3. Drive away price includes 12 months Registration, CTP Insurance, Stamp Duty and Dealer Delivery. 4. Proof of certification required.. 5. Excludes tow ball. MMR1192/TAS/HM NEW MODELS, FEATURES, VALUE AND PEACE OF MIND. N A THE COMPACT-SIZED SUV • 2.0L MIVEC PETROL ENGINE • 5 SPEED MANUAL • 7 AIRBAGS • ACTIVE STABILITY CONTROL • ACTIVE TRACTION CONTROL • 5 STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATING • HILL START CONTROL • CRUISE CONTROL • CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING DRIVE AWAY $ 99 PRIVATE BUYERS ONLY. • SPORTY REAR SPOILER • 16" ALLOYS • LEATHER STEERING WHEEL WITH AUDIO CONTROLS • SEDAN OR HATCH • 2.0L MIVEC ENGINE • 5 SPEED MANUAL • ACTIVE STABILITY AND TRACTION CONTROL • 7 AIRBAGS • CRUISE CONTROL N ANC R DRIVE 3 AWAY DRIVE 3 AWAY $ 99 $ 44 OR AS SHOWN WITH METALLIC PAINT PRIVATE BUYERS ONLY. N RI N AC i 4 4 EXTRA FEATURES INCLUDE: • NUDGE BAR • SOFT TONNEAU COVER • TUB/TAILGATE LINER • TOW BAR5 • FRONT AND REAR OUTER SCUFF PLATES • SPORTS BAR • 2.5L HI-POWER TURBO DIESEL • ACTIVE STABILITY AND TRACTION CONTROL • SIDE AND CURTAIN AIRBAGS • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY • 16" ALLOYS • 5 SPEED MANUAL ABN HOLDERS ONLY.4 EXCLUDES RENTAL AND GOVT BUYERS. DRIVE 3 AWAY $4 99
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