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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 2nd 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —3 Focus firmly on the future POWER: The new Ford Focus will have better performance. Manythings remain the same, but there isnodoubt that Ford has taken its Focus to another level. PaulGovertakesalook cus, as it is likely to look when it is ready for the road — and running down the production line at Broadmea- dows — in 2011. T The next Focus is already well into development in Europe and, after being caught several times during secret durability tests, has now been unmasked as a production car. These images are not offi- cial from Ford, but they give a best-guest look at how HIS car is the future for Ford in Austra- lia. It is the all-new Fo- today’s Focus will be morphed into the all-new model for 2011. So the basic shape is the same, but the car has much more adventurous lines, just as the baby Fiesta took on a sharper edge with the new model seen in Australia this year. The 2011 Focus will have the same model spread as today, but is expected to have better performance, with im- proved fuel consumption and emissions. It will alsohavean ECOnetic hero car, with benchmark economy and emissions. CURVACEOUS: The 2011 Ford Focus has much more adventurous lines. Ford Australia will not comment on the design of the next Focus, but confirms the car is on track for local showrooms. ‘‘The plans are moving ahead, with no changes at this stage.We’rejustmovingahead and the next milestone is later this year,’’ says Ford spokes- person Sinead McAlary. ‘‘We’re still planning for implementation in 2011.’’ The new look for the Focus helps to explain why Ford Australia did not make an immediate switch to the cur- rent compact when it decided to bolster production of the Falcon and Territory with a small car. It chose to wait for the full model change, and also for a car that takes the next big step in the history of the Focus. ‘‘If we had done it now we would have had to re- engineer the plant for this car and then thenewmodel. That didn’t make sense,’’ Ms McAlary says. Pictures: CARPARAZZI STEP FORWARD: Ford is changing the whole Focus range. STAR PERFORMERS Forester AS RATED BY THE CARS GUIDE APRIL 2009 ALL NEW CARS AT PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES HAVE EARNED THE 5 STAR SAFETY RATING. SEE THE BEST TODAY AS RATED INDEPENDENTLY BY THE CARS GUIDE, APRIL 17TH 2009. VOLVO FINDERS KEEPERS SALE If the price stops your heart, driving one will get it going again. Limited Edition C-Class Sports Package From $59,900* - Sports-inspired styling - 17-inch light alloy wheels - 135kW power/250Nm torque - Bluetooth compatibility Test drive the heart-pounding Limited Edition C-Class Sports package today. Contact Performance Automobiles or visit www.mbhobart.com.au ? C30 S FROM $29,870* SAVE $5,120 GET MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR: • 2.4 LITRE 125KW 5-CYLINDER ENGINE • PERFORMANCE SOUND SYSTEM • ELECTRONIC CLIMATE CONTROL • STABILITY AND TRACTION CONTROL • ALUMINIUM TRIM INLAYS • INTELLIGENT DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEM • SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM • 16” ALLOY WHEELS • CRUISE CONTROL LIFE IS BETTER LIVED TOGETHER PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES CNR. ARGYLE & BURNETT STREETS www.performanceautomobiles.com.au # MY09 Forester - for a very limited time only $29,990 * FREE REGO INCLUDES StandardEquipment . Symmetrical AWD . Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC Stability Control . 5 Star NCAP Safety Rating . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side& Curtain Air Bags . Japanese Quality . Manual Transmission SALE USED CAR 08 FordFiesta LX Manual, silver, 7,000kms (Reg A96EG) 06 FordFocus LS Auto, 2.0LEngine (Reg FJ5066) 05 Hyundai Terican Auto, V6 Engine (Reg FO8444) 07Subaru Impreza Hatch Manual, black, 40,000kms (RegFO1616) 05 Hyundai Terican Auto, 27,000kms, blue (Reg FL7559) 08 Subaru Impreza R AWD As with all Subarus, the Forester features six airbags, stability control and numerous other safety features to help earn its fi ve-star NCAP rating. The Forester also boasts all-wheel-drive for improved traction along with its economical 2.5L four cylinder boxer engine. Auto, hatch, blue, 4cyl (Stock# 91608) 07Subaru Forester Auto, blue (Stock# 91552) 07Subaru Impreza RV Newport blue, Columbia (Stock# 91548) 07Mazda 6 Hatch 7,000kms, white (Reg FO6139) *Plus $1,990 dealer delivery and statutory charges. Only while stocks last. # The Volvo C30 S shown has optional 17” alloy wheels and optional metallic paint. Vehicle prices are plus $23 statutory transfer fee and stamp duty of 3% on vehicles up to $35,000 and 4% on vehicles over $35,000. Vehicles advertised are available at time of printing. Offers expire 4pm Monday 04/05/09. 30% INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE Your business may be eligible for the federal government’s proposed investment allowance. Once passed into law, eligible businesses can claim a 30% tax credit on certain motor vehicle purchases made before 30th June 2009. Talk with your tax advisor before purcahse tosee if your business is eligible. New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Pre-Owned A/H: Mike Nebbs 0417 089 631 6210 7000 $14,990? $17,990? $17,990? $19,990? $21,990? $24,990? $24,990? $24,990? $26,990? 04 Peugeot 307 CCDynamique $29,990? Manual, cabriolet, black (Stock# 91157)
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