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To advertise in Best Motorbuys, phone Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086 7 SEAT SAMPLE Special driVeaWaY $8,999 2007 ToyoTA WiSH 1.8 auto, factory aero kit, ABS, dual airbags, alloys, climate air, only 54,000kms. $33,999 361 Wilsons Rd, Christchurch, Ph (03) 982 8674 • 20 Opawa Rd, Christchurch, Ph (03) 982 4106 Motoring Turbo boost for Kona • By Ross Kiddie HYUNDAI New Zealand has been well served by an extensive sport utility vehicle range. For many years it has had Santa Fe, IX crossover, and Tucson, all have sold with considerable success in New Zealand. Not a company to rest on its laurels, Hyundai realised the need to explore other segments of the SUV market, and just recently a newcomer landed – the Kona. The Kona is a small SUV, not tiny, but it is a car for those who like to travel light. It arrives here in two four-cylinder petrol engine variations a 2-litre normally aspirated unit and a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit. The latter arrives with four-wheeldrive, the 2-litre model is front wheel-drive only. Prices start at $31,990 for the 2-litre, an extra $5000 will buy you into a high grade Elite version, while the turbocharged models sit at $36,990 and $41,990 (Elite). At the time of print, Hyundai New Zealand has just launched a fully electric Kona, pricing for the EV is yet to be announced. The subject of this evaluation is the Elite turbo which drives through a sevenshift dual clutch automatic gearbox. Hyundai claims 130kW at just 5500rpm, if you add in 265Nm all of the way from 1500rpm to 4500rpm, it’s easy to fathom out how free-revving and willing the engine is through the mid-range. • By Ross Kiddie THE fifth-generation Subaru Forester sport utility vehicle will launch in New Zealand later this month. It will arrive with the choice of three variants all with a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. They are Sport ($39,990), Sport Plus ($44,990) and Premium ($47,490). The new Forester debuts with Subaru’s first-ever driver monitoring system which sets driver preferences for seat position, door mirrors, air conditioning and some instrument displays using facial recognition technology. Within seconds of sitting inside the Forester, the system recognises the driver and automatically adjusts the car to his or her settings. Up to five drivers can be registered. HYUNDAI KONA: Normally-aspirated or turbocharged engine option. • Price – Hyundai Kona Elite turbo, $41,990 • Dimensions – Length, 4165mm; width, 1800mm; height, 1565mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, front-wheeldrive, 1591cc, 130kW, 265Nm, six-speed automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 8sec • Fuel usage – 6.7l/100km That also has a complementary effect on fuel usage. Rated at 6.7-litre per 100km (42mpg), the Kona is a bit of a fuel miser; well, at around 1500kg there’s not a lot of weight to drag around, so that is beneficial. Against the stopwatch the Kona turbo will cut out a standstill to 100km/h time of 8sec, and will leap through a highway overtake in 4.8sec. The Kona feelts taut and tightly connected to the road through the steering. That’s an attribute I rate highly in any car, and it Another feature of the system is a wondering gaze warning if the driver continues to look away from the road ahead, visual and audio alerts are sent to both driver and passengers. It can also detect if the driver is getting drowsy. Drowsiness is recognised by calculating the time ratio the driver’s eyes are closed. Subaru of New Zealand’s managing director Wallis Dumper says: “We imagine this comprehensive technology package could be the envy of some of our The Star doesn’t disappoint. A lot of that is due to its compact stature, the Kona is agile and nimble. Of course, fourwheel-drive adds in a lot of natural grip, the Kona feels sedan-like with its handling and comes without the cost of suspension firming. Occupant comfort is high, the spring and damper rates are a balanced compromise, the Kona has suspension which deals to all road surfaces with positive absorption. In comparison to its 2-litre stablemate, the four-wheel-drive version has to have a fully independent rear end and that provides good freedom of movement at the rear, something that hampers the front-wheel-drive version ever so slightly. That aside, the Kona in both forms still has my seal of approval. In Elite form it wants for nothing in terms of specification, it has a high level of fitment. Personally, I’d opt for the non-Elite model, I’m more of a cloth trim fan as opposed to leather, but that is a personal preference. New Forester nearly here SUBARU FORESTER: New model for 2019. premium competitors, considering the value-formoney comparison the 2019 Forester presents.’’ The horizontally-opposed Boxer engine is mostly new, compared to the previous model the engine has 90 per cent new components. It is linked to Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheeldrive technology that underpins all new Subaru models sold in New Zealand. An enhanced X-Mode and with 200mm of ground clearance the Forester has substantial off-road ability.
The Star Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Thursday September 6 2018 47 Success for Christchurch Mitsubishi dealership • By Ross Kiddie A NEW seven-seat sport utility vehicle will launch here in October. Named Acadia, it will be the first time Holden New Zealand has offered a GMC-based product in its line-up. Acadia boasts all the American presence and swagger you’d expect from a large SUV but, importantly, has had Holden input from early on. While Acadia is unashamedly American in its design, its performance and driving persona has that signature Holden feel thanks to local engineering input. Using lessons learned from recent Commodore and Colorado programmes, Holden engineers have focused on delivering the direct steering and composed ride that resonates with Kiwis. Acadia is driven by a powerful V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. It drives through the front wheels, although an all-wheel drive version will be available. Standard across the range is a new traction select system, which allows the SUCCESS: (From left) – Hamish McDonald, Tania Watene and Stephen Bamber, winners at the Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand national annual skills competition. MITSUBISHI Motors New Zealand has demonstrated strength in depth across its dealership network over months of rigorous testing. The country’s top individuals from service, parts and sales departments went head-to-head in this year’s final and it was Christchurch Mitsubishi which set the gold standard. Twelve finalists, who emerged from four qualifying rounds held throughout the year, were put through their paces in four categories in Queenstown on August 27. The sales category was a new addition this year, included to allow sales staff to showcase their skills and benchmark their performance against their colleagues in other parts of the country. The overall winners were: Best service technician – Hamish McDonald (Christchurch Mitsubishi); best service adviser – Michael Strudwick (Mexted Mitsubishi); best parts adviser – Steve Bamber (Christchurch Mitsubishi); best vehicle sales professional – Tania Watene (Christchurch Mitsubishi). MMNZ general manager aftersales, Noel Comerford, said that while the competition was extremely tight, the representatives from Christchurch Mitsubishi had demonstrated exceptionally high expertise and consistency across all areas to take a near-clean sweep. “It was great to see all of our finalists performing at such a high level,” said Mr Comerford. “What can we say about Christchurch? What an impressive result from a single dealership. Each individual won on their own merits, although it is clear that, as a team, they share a common goal of exceptional customer service – and a drive to deliver on that.’’ Each of the finalists was required to complete a theory examination first, before demonstrating their skills in a practical challenge. Mr McDonald and Mr Strudwick, will compete against the very best from around the world in a global skills competition held in Japan in February. Holden Acadia on its way HOLDEN ACADIA: Sourced from United States. driver to alter chassis and the centre row is adjustable powertrain attributes to front to rear so the ideal leg suit a variety of driving room can be achieved for conditions. Front-drive varying passenger groups. models offer normal (2x4), In a first for Holden, the snow, sport and trailer/tow new Acadia will feature modes, while AWD models intelligent speed assist with offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4, sport, off-road all carefully calibrated to traffic sign recognition, and trailer/tow modes. local conditions by Holden Additional chassis and engineers. Other tech features include active trailer driving dynamics features include MacPherson strut assist and the inclusion of front suspension, five-link bicycles in the pedestrian rear suspension and rackmounted electric power “The level of technology detection system. steering system. across the range is compelling,” said Marc Ebolo, A genuine seven-seater, the Acadia is configured managing director of for maximum comfort and Holden New Zealand. flexibility. 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