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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 12th 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---13 new cars Tilford FOR those who want power and performance without compromising on comfort and space, the Mondeo XR5 turbo is the answer. With its blend of stylish design, advanced technological features and five-star safety, the XR5 delivers in every respect. The list of standard features is long and impressive including 18-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats, Bi-Xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear park assist, voice control and Bluetooth connectivity. Drive Away for just $41,990. Honda Central GRAB a deal on a limited edition Civic Sedan. Manual from $24,990 and automatic from $27,290 drive away. Includes Civic VTi features such as Bluetooth, 15-inch alloy wheels, rear park assist, fog lights, deluxe carpet mats, chrome exhaust finisher and Limited Edition badge. Motors Citroen MOTORS have a new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0-litre diesel with six-speed EGS semi- automatic transmission in silver at $46,790. This popular seven seater combines safety, comfort and economy in one versatile package. This vehicle features a special value Safari pack that includes Bluetooth/USB system, portable Satellite Navigation with free dealer delivery and on-road costs. Motors Dodge A RED Dodge Nitro SX demonstrator has been reduced for today only to $35,990 drive away.It has done 3000km and sports a V6 petrol engine with automatic gearbox. This 4x4 is superb on the tar and off road. The safety package of airbags, break interlock and ABS brakes makes this a go-anywhere family 4x4. DJ Mazda MAZDA has two pre-update Mazda 3 Maxx Sport sedans left to clear. Both are 2.0-litre four-cylinder six-speed manuals with 16-inch alloys, side skirts, rear spoiler, fog lights, GPS, verbal Bluetooth, airbags and dynamic stability control. Great value at $26,990 drive away. DJ Nissan DJ Nissan has secured nine funky Nissan Micra's in Tokyo silver and Monaco platinum. Normally priced at $18,750, this weekend DJs is offering these special vehicles for the crazy price of $14,990 drive away saving well over $3500. Hobart Great Wall LESS than $24,000 buys a Great Wall V240 4x2 dual cab ute. Leather trimmed seats, dual air bags, ABS/EBD, air conditioning, electric windows, alloy wheels, a 2.4-litre 100kW engine and five-speed manual transmission. All this plus a three year/100,000km warranty. DJ Kia WHEEL Deal for this week at Kia is a Sportage LX manual. This economical 2.0-litre vehicle features power steering, air conditioning, dual airbags, ABS brakes, EBD, cruise control, electric windows, remote central locking and immobiliser. Drive away $23,990, metallic and mica paint $450. Lexus of Hobart THE End of Financial Year Event is on now at Lexus of Hobart. Now is the perfect time to become a Lexus owner as they are offering financial factory incentives across the range including the acclaimed IS 250 and RX 350 models. Co-Op Toyota CO-OP has sharp deals on their new Corolla Ascent hatch from $20,990 drive away, Yaris YR hatch from $15,990 drive away and the Rav4 from $29,990 drive away. DJ Mitsubishi SAVE $7000 on a VRX Pajero. This 3.2-litre intercooled common rail turbo diesel has a three-tonne towing capacity, active stability and traction control, rear DVD entertainment system, leather-trimmed interior, automatic transmission and airbags for $66,790 drive away, normally $74,114. Euro Central A MASSIVE $12,931 has been slashed from a Jaguar XF Luxury sedan demonstrator. This 3.0-litre petrol vehicle sports a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift, plus satellite navigation, Bluetooth, keyless entry, reverse camera, 18-inch alloy wheels and luxury leather trim --- usually $122,921 now $109,990 on road. Buyers keep it all in the family FAMILY sedans are coming in from the cold. The large car segment is showing signs of a modest sales rally this year as buyers return to the market. ''Big six'' sales are up 10 per cent, and even the medium segment is up 14 per cent compared with last year. Though the lion's share of sales still revolves around light and small cars and off-roaders, the signs are encouraging for local carmakers Holden, Ford and Toyota. The Holden Commodore remains the undisputed king of family sedans, but the dark horse is the Ford Falcon. Ford has sold 13,349 Falcons this year, an increase of 20.5 per cent on last year. This compares with 18,428 Commodores and a sales lift of 9.4 per cent over last year. Analyst Tony Robinson, of Innovation Group Australia, believes the large car segment could continue to see growth. Robinson says fleets still underpin large car sales, and as more come back into the market, the prospects look good. The compact, medium, large and luxury off-roader segments are also showing growth spurts. Almost 95,000 off-roaders have been sold this year, 24,000 more than last year. Subaru's Forester is the country's most popular ''compact'' off- roader with 5709 sales. With 7488 sales, Toyota's Prado leads the medium race, while the LandCruiser has 3715 sales and is ahead in the large SUV segment. Audi's Q5 is the luxury off-road star, beating BMW's X5 by just eight cars. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries VFACTS sales figures show that 89,218 cars, off-roaders and commer- cial vehicles were sold last month, up 13,777 vehicles over the same month last year. Some car executives are confident 2010 will be a strong year. Toyota's senior executive director of sales and marketing, David Buttner, ex- pects sales to hit the magic million. ''However, the potential impact of econ- omic conditions, movements in interest rates and the impending federal and Victorian elections remains unclear,'' he says. Toyota remains in the No. 1 sales spot with a market share of 20 per cent, ahead of Holden and Ford on 12.8 per cent and 10.1 per cent respectively. This year 422,446 new vehicles have been sold, 20 per cent up on the first five months of last year. NEIL McDONALD Top 10 of May Models 1. Holden Commodore 3899 2. Toyota HiLux 3665 3. Ford Falcon 3258 4. Mazda3 2901 5. Toyota Corolla 2796 6.Holden Cruze 2484 7. Hyundai i30 2385 8. Mitsubishi Lancer 2368 9. Nissan Navara 1972 10. Toyota Camry 1966 Brands 1. Toyota 17,832 2. Holden 11,381 3. Ford 9022 4. Mazda 6928 5. Hyundai 6378 6. Nissan 5814 7. Mitsubishi 5742 8. Subaru 3610 9. Honda 3508 10. Volkswagen 3332
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