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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 2nd 2010
2--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, October 2, 2010 VW Golf TSI IN PASSING VW just got affordable VW will take the price challenge to their small car competitors with a budget Golf, JAMES STANFORD reports from Germany. NEW PLAYER: The Golf 77 TSI will have a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. ANEW Golf is set to shake up the small car division with a $21,990 price tag in October. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it will introduce a new player to sit at the bottom of its Golf line-up and significantly undercut the current entry level model that starts off at $24,990. Neither of these prices include on-road costs. The new bargain model, called the 77 TSI, will have a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 77kW and 175Nm of torque. It will cost $3000 less than the 90 TSI petrol turbo model and will have much of the same equipment. However, it won't have cruise control or a multi- function steering wheel and will have steel rims instead of alloy wheels. The new model might be cheaper but it will still have crucial safety gear including six airbags and electronic stability control. It has a standard five-speed manual transmission, while a seven speed dual-clutch automatic is a $2500 option. The 77 TSI is already sold in several European markets and is popular in England, where small economical engines are the top sellers. VW has already introduced the 77 TSI engine with the Polo baby car and says it has received good feedback. Volkswagen Australia managing director Anne Koeckler says the new entry level model will extend the appeal of the new model. ''It allows us to target new customers who wanted to have a Golf but couldn't afford it,'' she says. ''The Golf is the first volume pillar and to make sure it is the volume pillar into the future we started the shift to get it in the sweet spot.'' Ms Koeckler says the most popular Golf in the range is the 103 TDI turbo diesel model and that is not likely to change for some time. However she would not provide an estimation of the sales the new 77 TSI model could achieve. The new entry level Golf is a key part of VW Australia's plans to dramatically boost its sales in line with Volkswagen's plan to be the top selling brand in the world by 2018. ''We will not discuss our internal target,'' Ms Koeckler says. ''You can assume we have the opportunity to double our volumes from where we are right now and go further. ''With all the new products that are coming next year we have a lot of opportunity.'' VW Australia is planning on launching the Amaraok one-tonne ute, the next generation Passat and the new Touareg next year. www.thecarmart.com.au 6211 0566 14 Derwent Park Rd, Derwent Park Easy on-site finance available 17811Jav 2006 Toyota Camry Altise 2.4lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, late model, low price. 98 Ford Econovan Maxi 2.0lt manual, towbar, racks, alloys. 98 Holden VT Acclaim wagon 3.8lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, tow bar, value for money. 07 Ford Falcon BF II wagon 4.0lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, top condition. 00 Kia Mentor SLX sedan 1.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, alloys, ideal first car. $7995 $3995 $6995 $10,995 $3995 94 Mazda 121 Bubble 1.3lt manual, value. 98 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0lt manual, p/s, electrics, alloys, towbar. 02 MItsubishi Triton GLX 2.8lt manual diesel, p/s, bullbar, popular 4x4. 00 Mitsubishi TH Magna 3.5lt auto, p/s, a/c, great road test. 99 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, 174,000km. $2995 $3995 $11,995 $3995 $4995 93 Holden Rodeo TF LT 2.6lt p/s, a/c, hard to find in auto. 01 Holden Astra Equipe 1.8lt manual, p/s, a/c, alloys, 160,000km. 98 Honda Integra GSI coupe 1.8lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys, lovely condition. 99 Holden Barina SB City 1.4lt manual, p/s, a/c, alloys, airbags, economical. 07 Hyundai Accent FX hatch 1.6lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys, 55,000km. $4995 $6995 $7995 $4995 $9995 2004 Hyundai Getz GL hatch 1.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, 99,000km, proven reliabilty. 2003 Holden Rodeo RA crew cab 3.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, towbar, long rego. $6995 $11,995 STILL GOT David Steer 0410 297 976 Sam Maddox 0424 352 085 Rob Sylvester 0418 124 226 (Finance) S GRAND FINAL KICK A WINNING DEAL THIS WEEKEND AT THE CARMART
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