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The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009

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

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Northern Territory News, CARSguide Saturday, December 12, 2009 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:12-DGE:303LO-R: C-M Y-K Exclusive to Darwin Mitsubishi 8946 4460. To see all offers visit buyamitsubishi.com.au or call 1300 13 12 11. See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. Offers at participating Mitsubishi Dealers only. While stocks last. Mitsubishi Motors Australia reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles ordered and delivered between 12 December and 31 December 2009. Business, Fleet sales by special arrangement. 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable). See your Dealer for full details. *5 year or 130,000km New Vehicle Factory Warranty (whichever comes first). ^5 year or 130,000km (whichever comes first). Service conditions apply. 1. Recommended selling price. 2. Drive away price includes 12 months Registration, CTP Insurance, Stamp Duty and Dealer Delivery. 3. Proof of certification required. 4. Genuine factory general purpose aluminium tray. LMVD348 TDM1032/NT/6x7/SC DRIVE AWAY 2 TO ABN HOLDERS ONLY.3 EXCLUDES RENTAL AND GOVT BUYERS. NEW Triton GL 4X2 Single Cab Includes tray4 2.4L petrol 5 speed manual Power steering Air conditioning Power windows Driver & front passenger SRS airbags AUSTRALIAS BEST NEW CAR WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER CARE 10YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5YEAR * NEW CAR WARRANTY 5YEAR ^ ROADSIDE ASSIST to Darwin Mitsubishi 89 WELL LOVED: The Cruze sedan is a big hit in the US CRUZE-ING OVERSEAS By KEVIN HEPWORTH and PAUL GOVER A USTRALIA will have a new export champion next year when Holden unveils its home-grown Cruze. The hatchback is being set for major overseas sales, as well as a global role on the design and engineering front. GM Holden is the home room for the Cruze hatchback project, as it was for the Chevrolet Camaro now built and sold in North America, and that means any international use of the design will be tied to Fishermans Bend. Export plans are definitely being formulated for the car, even if GM Holden refuses to confirm a deal. Weve got nothing specific to flag right now but theres no way wed turn our back on a good opportunity, GM Holden spokesman Scott Whiffin said. But the interest in the car from other areas of the General Motors empire is obvious and is flagged this week by former Holden design chief Mike Simcoe. He is now GMs executive director of North American exterior design and is confident the Cruze hatchback is a potential winner outside Australia. He spoke at the Los Angeles Auto Show as GM launched the Cruze sedan already sold in Australia into show rooms in North America. And he hinted of an American connection for the baby Aussie hatch. Traditionally, hatchbacks have not been a big seller in this market but there is no reason to think that it couldnt have some impact following on the launch of the Cruze (sedan), Simcoe said. There is also potential for the Cruze hatch in Europe, where the style of car is far more widely accepted. Simcoes enthusiasm for the hatch, scheduled for a production start in the second half of next year, is more good news on the car for Holden. The Cruze sedan has already rocketed ahead of the companys modest sales predictions. Falcon the people's favourite CLEAR CHOICE: The Ford Falcon led the overall field in the Peoples Choice Awards with 2106 votes THE Ford Falcon has won the CarsGuide Peoples Choice Award for the second year in a row. After the polls closed on Wed nesday, with more than 17,000 people having voted across six categories, the Falcon led the field with 2106 votes holding a small lead over the Holden Special Vehicles GTS at 1904 votes. Further back in the field, the margin for third place was even slimmer, with the Audi A6 TDI at 1213 votes narrowly beating the Mazda3 with 1109 and the Nissan GT-R at 944. Both men and women overall favoured the Falcon first and then the HSV, but male voters placed the Nissan GT-R in third place and females overall went for the Mazda3. However, Northern Territory voters gave a bit more applause to the all-paw contenders, putting the Toyota Prado in third place when state-based results are analysed, very closely followed by the Toyota HiLux in fourth. And while it took the overall national prize, the Falcon was edged out into second place in the Family category, with the Holden Commodore SIDI taking the gong and the Subaru Liberty coming third. And the Audi A6 TDI earned gold in the Prestige category, with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in second and the Jaguar XF third. The Peoples Choice SUV was won by the Toyota Prado, leading from the Land Rover Discovery and then Subaru Outback. Maseratis Gran Turismo took out the Performance category with the Nissan GT-R in second and the HSV GTS in third. Peoples Choice First Car voters gave the gold to the Ford Fiesta, followed by Toyota Yaris and Mazda2. Toyotas popular HiLux won the Commercial category, leading the Mitsubishi Triton in second and the Mercedes-Benz Vito in third. The Northern Territorys Anna Evgeniou and Todd Brown were also big winners in the awards. They each receive a $5000 petrol voucher thanks to Coles Express. They were among 14 prize-winning voters who shared in $70,000 worth of fuel vouchers. F o r d e t a i l s , g o t o carsguide.com.au. 1994 HONDA ACCORD manual ,air con, central locking $2,990 DRIVE AWAY 1999 HYUNDAI EXCEL 4 doors, manual, Service history $3,990 DRIVE AWAY 2000 MITSUBISHI MAGNA auto, cold air, power steering $4,990 DRIVE AWAY 2002 VW POLO manual, low kms, hatchback $5,990 DRIVE AWAY 2000 HYUNDAI LANTRA manual, only 41,000kms $6,990 DRIVE AWAY 1999 HYUNDAI LANTRA auto, cold air, cd player $6,990 DRIVE AWAY 2000 MITSUBISHI LANCER auto, air con, cd player $6,990 DRIVE AWAY 1994 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 7 seater, v6 3.0l petrol $7490 DRIVE AWAY 1994 MAZDA MX-5 soft top, good condition $7,990 DRIVE AWAY 2002 FORD FALCON wagon, auto, cold air $8,990 DRIVE AWAY 544 Stuart Hwy Winnellie (lmvd326) Ph: 8947 3888 A/H: Chris 0406 351 063 mg240624

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