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The Mercury Cars Guide : April 24th 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---13 JOB APPLICATION: Eduard Gray's 92010 Sixten captured enthusiasts' imagination but he is still waiting for a call. Retro Saab echoes past glory 'A lot of enthusiasts called for a return to some of the original Saab lines from the Ursaab, the 92 and 96' THIS stylish two-door could be the saviour of Saab. But Eduard Gray's small-car con- cept, called the 92010 Sixten, has failed to wow Saab's new owner, Dutch sportscar maker Spyker. The Trollhattan-based industrial designer's work has captured the imagination of Saab enthusiasts glo- bally but Spyker has not even acknowledge the car. ''The response to the design has been largely positive, although there has been much discussion as to whether this is a 'retro' concept or the next logical step for the brand,'' he says. ''I can say that it was designed as the latter, looking forward, with mere echoes of past glory.'' Gray admits there is some self- interest in doing the 92010, the second Saab he has designed. ''I'm a half English and half Dutch industrial designer working in Trol- lhattan, so I was pleased to see Spyker buying out our dying Saab brand and securing my own future,'' he says. Gray says he would welcome any opportunity to work with Saab. ''I rang Saab's brand design boss Simon Padian, without luck, asking about design opportunities,'' he says. ''I then started a campaign to design my way into Saab and set to work on the hastily rendered Saab Spyker 9+Tribute, which was also well received by fans. ''Having sent the renderings to Simon and having received no com- ment I embarked on the next project, the jewel in the crown of Spyker, the compact 92.'' Gray says he was inspired to do a small car after comments by enthusi- asts and the media that Saab needed a new small car. ''A lot of enthusiasts called for a return to some of the original Saab lines from the Ursaab, the 92 and 96,'' Gray says. ''So I used the proportions of those for the main body shape and distinc- tive side line profile and brought the car up to date with design cues from the Aero X concept and the new 95 production car. ''I tried keeping the round head- lights, but was forced to compromise these, adding large lenses into more conventional, yet softened headlight housings to keep in line with the current design language.'' A recent poll in Sweden over- whelmingly supported the idea of Spyker founder Victor Muller em- ploying Gray. ''Many have commented that Saab, and indeed Victor himself, should get in touch and employ me,'' he says. NEIL McDONALD O T - O All prices include GST. Vehicles for illustration purposes only. Ask for full warranty conditions. rice does not include State Government Stamp uty and $ . transfer of re istration applies. o fee is char ed for delivery. HOBART n B u s & H n n s 11 Getz perfect, roomy 4 door auto hatch - Auto, p/steer, airbags, CD, imob/alarm Fact warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km Nov 05 Toyota Hi-Ace Hi-Top Fully equipped campervan, 5 spd man, airbags, air cond, p/steer, central lock, incl. flat screen TV + fridge, microwave, gas cook-top + grille, solar panel + much more. Warr. Tiida Fabulous 1.8L Auto cruise ctrl, 4 air bags, pwr windows, air cond, immob/alarm + balance of Fac Warr Sonata 2.4L 4 cyl auto with tiptronic trans -- perfect touring car, ABS, air cond, 6 airbags, all electrics, immob/alarm Fact warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km 2007 Nissan Tiida Hatch -- 1.8L 6 spd man with Higher seating position for ease of getting in and out. Air cond, immob/alarm CD, balance off Fac warr. X-trail -- Perfect high ride, spacious cabin with loads of features inclu -- HUGE sunroof + alloys. Warr Grand Carnival -- Smooth 3.8L auto, spacious 8 seater with loads of boot space. Dual air cond, all electrics, reliable family motoring. Accent Fantatic 4 door sedan, auto, p/steer, airbags, CD, immob/alarm, Balance of fact Warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km Elantra 2.0 L auto, very spacious cabin, all electrics, ABS, immob/alarm, Fact warr to late 07 or up to 130,000 km PRICE 5 door From $11990 3 door From $10790 PRICE Just $35990 PRICE From $15490 PRICE From $14990 PRICE From $12590 PRICE From $21890 PRICE From $23690 PRICE From $12490 PRICE From $14490 8 Seater Grand Carnival Wagon A Better Way To Buy A Car We Have a Car For Everyone! OPEN SAT & SUN 4WD AND WAGONS FAMILY AUTOS MID SIZE MANUALS ALSO AVAILABLE 2003 TOYOTA HILUX 1 TONNE TRAY UTE, 5 SPEED MANUAL, APPROX 80500 KM -- JUST $13990 Family 4WD and 8 seater Grand Carnival Wagon 2007 Hyundai Sonata NEW ARRIVAL 2011275-100424 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe AWD auto wagon $14990 2004 Magna AWD Auto Sedan petrol/gas $12990 2003 Toyota Camry Altise Sedan auto $11500 2002 Nissan Pulsar Q Hatch 5 spd man $8800 2002 Kia Rio LX Hatch 5 spd man $6990 2004 Toyota Avalon Auto Sedan $10990 QUALITY TRADE-INS 2007 Nissan Tiida ST-L Hatch and Hyundai Elantra Sedan MID SIZE AUTOS 2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch and Accent Sedans SMALL AUTOS
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