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The Northern Territory news Sat 13 Sep 2014



The Northern Territory news Sat 13 Sep 2014

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CARSGUIDE.COM.AU SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 2014 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01CG CARSGUIDE.COM.AU SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 2014 CARS 05 V1 - TELE01Z02CG NEWS Mazda makes light of the years MAZDA has gone back to basics in every sense of the word and wound back the clock with the new MX-5 sports car released this week. The first all-new MX-5 since the original was launched 25 years ago goes back to its lightweight, low-cost roots and promises a soft-top and a return to sub-1000kg mass. The 2015 version of the worlds top-selling sports car had its global unveiling in Monterey, California. Bizarrely, Mazda used 1980s pop sensations Duran Duran to take the covers off. When the first MX-5 went on sale, Bob Hawke was Prime Minister, Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States and the Australian cricket team regained the Ashes on British soil for the first time in 40 years. Still not feeling old? That same year, Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo was born. Mazda is trying to tug at the retro heartstrings with the new model because it is one of the few Japanese cars with a global cult following. But, much like many owners, the MX-5 had put on some middle-age girth, getting bigger and heavier with each new model. The latest MX-5, however, has lost much of the weight. So determined was Mazda to trim it that each wheel is secured by four wheel nuts instead of five. The other good news for sports-car fans is that Mazda will bring the MX-5s price back to basics. When the fourthgeneration car goes on sale in Australia in late 2015, the likely starting price will be nearer $30,000 about $15,000 less than todays car. Initially it will be available solely with a soft-top roof. Since 2006 the MX-5 has had a folding metal roof to help it weather storms and thwart thieves but this has added weight, complexity and cost. The new model is expected to be available with a choice of two small and economical engines a 1.5- and a 2.0-litre. A version with a folding metal roof is to follow. The new MX-5 is also significant because it is the first time Mazda will share a car with Italian sibling brands Fiat and Alfa Romeo. The Italian versions, due to be unveiled later this year, will be built in Japan with unique styling and engines. Alfa Romeo announced two years ago that it would work with Mazda to deliver a low cost two-seater but has since hinted the convertible will be sold as a Fiat . Meanwhile, Mazda has revealed few other details of the new MX-5. All-new model marks silver jubilee of the worlds topselling sports car JOSHUA DOWLING NATIONAL MOTORING EDITOR joshua.dowling@news.com.au Familiar shape, fresh thinking: The next MX-5s proportions have changed little but it promises engine options and a weight reduction MAZDA MX-5 RENOVATION ^^ 4.99% annual percentage rate is available to approved business applicants of Toyota Finance for the financing of new and selected demonstrator Hilux 4x4 and LC70 Series Single Cab and Double Cab Chassis vehicles. Maximum finance term of 48 months applies. Terms, conditions, fees &charges apply. Finance applications must be received and approved between 01/08/2014 and 30/09/2014 and vehicles registered and delivered by 03/10/2014. Offer not available to government, fleet or rental customers. Toyota Finance is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited ABN 48 002 435 181, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 392536. For full disclosure call Pennant Hills Toyota on 9003 9666. DL12957 Everything we do is driven by you. 330 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills (02) 9003 9666 $22,300 drive away 16 Alloys 7 SRS Airbags Cruise Control Pennant Hills Toyota NEW Yaris YR 5 Door Hatch Manual Manual 7 SRS Airbags Power Windows Corolla Ascent Sport Hatch Manual NEW $27,990 drive away 17 Alloys Rear Lip Spoiler Sports Headlamps Camry RZ Special Edition NEW pennanthilltoyota.com.au NEW 4.99% APR^^ for ABN holders & primary producers Hilux 4x4 SR5 Double Cab Pickup Turbo Diesel Reverse Camera Climate Control Air $14,990 drive awayBN: 6696804 BN: 6833091 BN: 6723826 FROMFROM BN: 6719528 CLEARANCE LIMITED TIME ONLY HURRY TO YOUR ISUZU UTE DEALER TODAY ISUZUUTE.COM.AU EXCLUSIVE 3.0L ISUZU TURBO DIESEL FUEL EFFICIENT 8.3L/100KM# ADVANCED AUDIO W/ BLUETOOTH AND IPOD CONNECTIVITY CRUISE CONTROL OUTSTANDING 3.5T TOWING+ PLUS $1,500 FREE ACCESSORIES 4X4 SX CREW CAB UTE MANUAL $37,990 EXCLUSIVE 3.0L ISUZU TURBO DIESEL FUEL EFFICIENT 8.3L/100KM# 17 ALLOY WHEELS, FOG LIGHTS & SIDE STEPS PREMIUM AUDIO W/ BLUETOOTH AND IPOD CONNECTIVITY OUTSTANDING 3.5T TOWING+ PLUS $1,500 FREE ACCESSORIES 4X4 LS-U CREW CAB UTE MANUAL $42,990 ISUZU UTE DARWIN 34 STUART HIGHWAY DARWIN NT 0820 PH: (08) 8946 4444 info@ntautogroup.com.au LMVD 403

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