Northern News : August 17th 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 17, 2011 3 3427411BD Petersen Motors Broadway, Kaikohe Phone 09 401 0388 HOT LIST! petersens -- where It's always a Great Time to Buy a Car! After Hours: Dave 09 407 4492 --- 027 492 0149 $6,490 $13,990 $7,490 $10,750 For All Listings and Details Visit: www.petersenmotors.co.nz 2003 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.3ltr auto, air con, CD, dual air bags, economical motoring $10,490 $17,495 2001 TOYOTA OPA 1.8ltr, auto, air con, dual air bags, CD player, lots of space BE QUICK 2005 SUBARU LEGACY, 2ltr auto, NZ New $9,490 2005 DAIHATSU SIRION 1.3ltr, 5spd manual, dual air bags, air con $6,490 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.3 5 speed manual, 72,000 kms, air con $7,990 2001 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY 2.0L auto, tiptronic transmission, luxury trim, dual air bags, CD $9,995 2004 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.3ltr auto, air con, dual air bags $6,490 2002 TOYOTA RAV 4 2ltr auto, alloy wheels, dual air bags, air conditioning, 133,000kms, NZ New 2002 TOYOTA IST 1.3ltr, auto, air con, dual air bags, power windows & mirrors, CD, only 56,000kms 2004 TOYOTA HI-LUX 3ltr diesel, 5 speed manual, drop side flat deck, 116,000kms 2003 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY 1.8ltr, auto, dual air bags, air con, AM/FM stereo with CD Player, "luxury" trim SPECIAL OF THE WEEK $6,990 See us First for a Great Range of Family Cars WINTER SELECTION of Family Cars pe pe 2004 NISSAN PULSAR LX 1.6ltr auto, dual air bags, air conditioning, power windows & mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD player W SOFT WEK WHEELS OF THE WEEK A/HRS: RICHARD ELEY (09) 407 7615 STUART ATKINSON 0274 948 880 RENTON MOTORS (1976) LTD LMVD 3 Clifford Street, Kaikohe PHONE 09 401 0313 FAX 401 0315 Sales and Service at 2004 FORD FALCON BA XR6 3204814BP $15,990 Auto, sedan, 93,790kms NorthlandMotoring Your guide to what's new on the road Advertising feature Green awards expose New Zealand's lack of choice Game changer: Gold award winning Opel/Vauxhall Ampera E-REV. With no real incentive to drive green in New Zea- land, DAVE MOORE says the absence of cleaner, more frugal vehicles in New Zealand is an indict- ment of transport policies. Green car awards are import- ant, even when they are British-based, but the latest, called the Next Green Car Awards 2011, touted as the most scientifically relevant of environmentally-based automotive prizegiving is especially important in New Zealand, as not one of the winners and not many of the finalists is actually available here. Some of this can be explained, like Vauxhall/ Opel, because the brand has been absent for some years. Another reason for the absence of these cars is the lack of emissions-based incentive for anyone to go green in New Zealand in the first place. For all that, it presents an opportunity for mainstream makers to follow BMW s and VW s footsteps here in the active promotion of greener footprints in basically con- ventional cars. Brands like Skoda, Ford, Renault, Peugeot, each of which won awards, could offer cleaner models. However, until the govern- ment works out a reward scheme by being easier on drivers who are easier in turn on fuel resources and the atmosphere, we ll drive what we like without too much thought, because fuel is not that heavily taxed or expens- ive -- compared with the UK and Europe. The awards are given for eight vehicle classes and a new Next Generation category, which includes new technology models close to market launch. The overall winner is also awarded the title of Next Green Car Gold Award 2011. Gold Award: Winner -- Opel/ Vauxhall Ampera E-REV (aka Chevrolet Volt). -- CO2: 40g/km. Other winners City Car: Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero (aka Mitsubishi iMiev) Supermini: Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi EcoFlex. Small Family: Skoda Octavia Hatch 1.6 TDi GreenLine II Large Family: Peugeot 508 Saloon 1.6 e-HDi -- CO2: 109g/km. Family Estate: Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi Executive: BMW 520d Saloon EfficientDynamics (standard 520d available in NZ). MPV: Renault Scenic 1.6 dCi Start-Stop Next Generation: Opel/ Vauxhall Ampera E-REV The overall and Next Gen- eration winner the Opel/ Vauxhall Ampera, a deriva- tive of the much-hyped and quick-selling US market Chevrolet Volt is described by Next Green Car managing editor Dr Ben Lane as: The range-extended electric Ampera is this year s game changer . An electric car with no range anxiety, ultra-low emissions, state-of-the-art design and it s a joy to drive. While it is possible that a Holden version of the GM Volt/Ampera will eventually come to New Zealand, it has to be remembered that sales of this kind of car and similar low emissions vehicles can be subsidised to the tune of $10,000 or more in some markets, while no such policy or even a basic incentive has been established in New Zea- land. So if you were a car distrib- utor why would you bring them in? To be fair, Mitsubishi and Nissan will be making their electric cars available here, and as well as VW and BMW, Ford, Kia and Holden do offer slightly more frugal versions of their main- streamers. Now a diesel road-user tax based on a vehicle s footprint instead of the current policy of making Mini diesel users pay the same as Hummer owners to use the roads would be a good start. First electric car handed over to new owners Electric buy: Newmarket Andrew Simms Mitsubishi salesman Matthew Wales hands Mark and Mhorag Hutt the keys to their new i-MiEV. Auckland electrical con- tractor Mark Hutt has waited 20 years for the opportunity to buy an electric car. His dream came true last week when he became the first owner of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Last month Mitsubishi Motors became the first automotive distributor to bring a mass-produced fully electric car to New Zealanders. It was worth the 20-year wait, Mr Hutt says. I ve decided to take the lead and just get on with it! The first shipment of i-MiEVs are at six dealerships around the country and since they arrived, Mitsubishi Motors says it has been inundated with inquiries for them. The four-seat Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a range of up to 150km per charge and is designed for urban commuters, who, on average, travel 32km a day. A full recharge, from a stan- dard 15-amp wall socket, takes about seven hours and costs about $5. The i-MiEV is on sale for $59,990 including three-year free servicing and installation of one 15-amp socket in the home garage for charg- ing.
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