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The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009

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Northern Territory News, CARSguide Saturday, December 12, 2009 7 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 3 0 7 C O L O R : C M Y K Vehicle must be purchased and delivered before 31 December 2009 to be eligible for this offer. This offer only available at participating Suzuki automobile dealers. Private buyers only. Not available in Queenland or Northern NSW. DARWIN SUZUKI - 34 Stuart Highway Phone: 08 8946 4460 www.ntag.com.au Grand Vitara $36,990 Alto Sedan $16,990 Swift $12,990 5 DOOR Manual 1.9 Turbo Diesel Spirited 4x4 Fun Machine! 1.5L WT Engine Remote Keyless EntryMANUAL DRIVE AWAYDRIVE AWAYDRIVE AWAY LMVD348 BEST BUY of the Week $18,990 2008 MITSUBISHI TRITON GLX-R LMVD 348 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park Phone: 8946 4471 8946 4460 m g 2 4 0 6 2 1 3.2L TURBO DIESEL, AUTO TRANSMISSION, LOW KLMS. BALANCE OF NEW CAR WARRANTY DARWIN MITSUBISHI USED CARS www.ntag.com.au $40,990 Driveaway Volvo recall VOLVO has recalled nearly 2000 of its XC90 all-wheel drive wagons because of a potential steering defect. Volvo said it was recalling 1940 five-cylinder diesel ve hicles, sold from 2007, be cause the power steering hose may be damaged by the engine cooling fan which may result in a loss of power steering oil. A loss of oil will result in no power steering. Owners have been asked to contact their local dealer. SONATA'S NEW TUNE WORK OF ART: The new Sonata is styled around what Hyundai calls fluidic sculpture By KEVIN HEPWORTH W HATS in a name? Quite a bit,evidently, if you are Hyundai and preparing to launch the latest generation of a mid-sized sedan. The car which will replace the present Sonata in Australia early next year was unveiled to the US public at the Los Angeles Auto Show badged as a Sonata. But the Australian arm of the Korean manufacturer is doggedly refering to its next Aussie model as the YF and Sonata replacement. This is the car that will become our new mid-sized model next year, and it is one we are very excited about, Hyundai Australias Ben Hershman said. There has been no decision made on how the YF will be badged for Australia. That is something our marketing people are still working through with Korea. While nobody at Hyundai is about to go on the record, behind the scenes the Australian operation is frantically working to convince head office to allow the car to be badged as the i40 for the Australian market to continue the alpha-numeric no menclature that has worked so well with the i30. This system will also include the ix35 replacement for the Tucson soft roader and the i20 small car next year. The issue is that a second string of Sonata replacements has been devel oped for the European market where the sportswagon-style model will be badged as an i40 when it launches late next year. Sonata has not been the most well accepted Hyundai nameplate in Aust ralia and the last thing the company wants is to launch what could be another runaway success with the baggage of a decade of buyer indifference. Using the Sonata name could also lead to further confusion should Australia elect to take the European-styled car as a model derivative further down the track a distinct possibility. A major bonus for Australia is that local ride and handling engineers have been working alongside the project team to ensure that the latest Sonatas suspension and steering is to Australian tastes. Reuss has job ahead By NEIL McDONALD GENERAL Motors new North American chief Mark Reuss said his Australian experience toughened him up for perhaps the toughest job in the car industry. Reuss ran GM-Holden from Melbourne for 18 months. He left Australia in September. In a press conference with US journalists, Reuss praised GM-Holden and the Federal Governments initiative to help the local car industry through the global financial crisis. He was responsible for cementing a financial plan that allowed the Australian arm to survive the global shake-out triggered by GMs move into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Some analysts see his experience in Australia as a template for change at GM, the famous car maker axing thousands of jobs globally, killing four of its brands and being pump primed by a $US50 billion US government bailout. Reuss said that as the Australian car industry reinvented itself we put through a lot of marketing and sales on a self-funded basis that drove a lot of cash generation. Reuss acknowledged that there was a need for great change at GM. Now were positioning ourselves to win and have the American people proud of us, he said. Hybrid push BY the end of next year there is also expected to be available in the Sonata model line-up, a two-litre direct injection turbocharged diesel and a Hybrid Blue Drive a conventional parallel hybrid system. It will use the latest in lithium-ion battery technology from the companys association with LG. GOOD MONEY PAID FOR GOOD CARS Quality stock urgently needed 04 TROOPY 11 SEATER diesel, priced to sell $29,990 100 SERIES GXL LANDCRUISER 4.2L dsl, 8 seater, lift kit, great car. $24,990 2007 FALCON STATION WAGON like new, low low kms only $17,990 03 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA V6, loaded with options only $13,990 FORD FOCUS SEDANS & HATCHS auto & manuals, late models, low kms from $13,990 LATE MODEL FALCON UTES 3 to choose from, great work horses $13,990 NISSAN PULSAR 2 to choose from, auto & manual from $12,990 HOLDEN RODEO 4WD DUAL CAB turbo diesel, canopy, bullbar, towbar $9,990 HOLDEN COMBO great work van priced to sell, wont last @ this price $8,990 TOYOTA COROLLAS 3 to choose from prices start @ $12,990 sedan & hatchs. Why pay more elsewhere MORE LATE MODEL STOCK ARRIVING SOON - MOST CARS UNDER $15,000 Collins Cars & Commercials Cnr Stuart Hwy & Berrimah Rd. (Truck City opp WOW) PH: 8984 4272 WE BUY, WE TRADE, WE SELL mg240630

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