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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-08-07

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/222620

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/689921

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2 NT NEWS. CARSguide www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 3 0 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 1060536v2 CARS GUIDE l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au NewHolden underwraps By STUART INNES HOLDEN is ready to start building the new car it hopes will remain the mainstay of its existence as a car manufacturer in Australia. Photographers from The Adelaide Advertiser have shot several early-build models of the coming new Commodore and Caprice range getting final road checks near the Elizabeth production plant in northern Adelaide. The new Commodore will look a little different to the existing VE model launched four years ago that has continued to be Austra lias No 1 selling new car. Holden management de clared the new Commodore will be called VE Series II but declined to confirm any changes. The Series II name and our photographs indicate little or no difference in body panels to the existing VE model. We are not in a position to discuss changes to the new car, but the changes will make a great car even better, Holden product communications manager Jonathon Rose said. However, its understood some versions of the new Commodore will run on bioethanol fuel of up to 85 per cent blend with petrol. Many cars can run on E10 up to 10 per cent ethanol in the petrol but Holden has experience making Commodores for Brazil where higher ethanol blends are used. The Commodores with the E85 engines would be able to run on any blend from zero ethanol-100 per cent petrol to 85 per cent ethanol-15 per cent regular petrol. Ethanol a renewable fuel, is produced from sugar cane and other vegetable crops. Already, V8 Supercars use E85 in their racing. Revisions to the Series II VE are expected to include changes to the front-end styling and shaping and the rear end, as well as updated interiors. The new model can be expected in showrooms by late next month or early October. Versions of Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and longwheelbase Statesman and Caprice will be released simultaneously in VE Series II. As production cranks up, the Elizabeth plant will resume its second full shift. E85 blend set to roll By STUART INNES Biofuels such as ethanol are fuels of the future MAJOR fuel retailer Caltex will have more than 100 service stations across the nation selling fuel with up to 85 per cent vegetable-based ethanol by next year. This month 11 sites in Melbourne will kick off the new fuel stream. Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra will be added by the end of October, making a total of 30. This is the prelude to greater expansion of the network into next year. Caltex Australia will call its new product Bio E-Flex. And, because it will have up to 85 per cent ethanol and 15 per cent petrol, it will also be known as E85. This confirms beliefs that the coming new Holden Commodore VE Series II will have some engines able to run on E85. Biofuels such as ethanol are fuels of the future as they are produced from renewable sources and can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Caltex Australia spokesman Frank Topham said. About 400 Caltex outlets in the eastern states already offer E10 fuel (10 per cent ethanol) and will continue to do so. Other fuel companies also offer E10. Many modern cars can run on E10. Caltex says sites that its sites which have E85 will also have the normal range of petrol and LPG fuels. Caltex claims its Bio E-Flex will have an octane rating of up to 105 RON. This is a higher energy level than even 98RON premium unleaded. Not all existing cars can run on E85 with the guarantee of being trouble-free in terms of engines and fuel-line components. The coming new Commodore E85 engine has been engineered to accept any ethanol blend up to 85 per cent. Wiff of youth DRIVING more could make you younger if Nissan is right. The Japanese carmaker has a new idea to make motoring healthier, introducing a vitamin C-infused filter in the airconditioning systems of its cars. The device will be available within months in Japan and could roll out to other countries if there is a demand. Nissans climate systems engineering chief Yuzuru Yoshinami said the device was part of Nissans well being initiative. As well as filtering air in a cars cabin, the vitamin C system also has a range of health benefits including the potential to slow signs of ageing. People are spending more time in their cars and customers are also telling us that the conventional airconditioning systems are drying their skin out, Yoshinami said. The vitamin C is infused into the cars interior as it is driven, with a ceramic filter costing a couple of hundred dollars. It is small enough to be easily fitted inside a conventional aircon system. The system has passed university tests on mice in Japan. We detected an increase in vitamin C on the skin, Yoshinami said. He is confident the C system will be popular with people who spend a lot of time in their cars, particularly in grid-locked Japanese cities. The system is into final trials ahead of full-scale production. Like other filters, it would need to be replaced once a year. *Offer ends 30/6/10 or earlier if stocks run out. Excludes fl eet clients. NOTHING RIDES LIKE A $1,000 OFF! * NOTHING RIDES LIKE A SPORTSMAN XP PRECISION MOTORCYCLES 2 BERRIMAH ROAD, BERRIMAH. PH: (08) 8984 4876 42hp or 70hp Engine Polaris Variable Transmission (Automatic) Rolled Independent Rear Suspension On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive Active Descent Control Optional Power Steering 680kg Towing Capacity 165kg Rack Capacity m g 0 6 0 6 2 6 30/8/10 Cnr Stuart Hwy & Duke St, Stuart Park LMVD 300 THINKING CARS? THINK OF US! 8981 3827 2005 Kia Rio 27,250kms Manual Airconditioned Log books $7,990 2004 Honda Civic Airconditioned 54,950 kms $12,990 2005 Mitsubishi 380 Automatic 74,260 kms Log books $12,990 2003 Honda Civic Airconditioned Service history Manual $9,990 2004 Subaru Impreza Manual Airconditioned Log books $13,990 2008 VW Polo TDi Turbo Diesel Airconditioned Factory Warranty $13,990 2003 Honda Accord Luxury V6 48,930 kms Full history $14,990 2006 Honda Civic Automatic Airconditioned Log books $14,990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m g 0 6 0 6 1 7


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