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YBRID cars aren’t generally associated with cutting edge style and spirited performance. But the new Honda CR-Z has a large helping of both, so much so that the Japanese producer is describing its new star as ‘an urban street racer with a conscience’. It’s certainly a model that stands out from the crowd and anyone who remembers the CRX from the 1980s with its shallow raked roofline and split level rear glass hatch will see the resemblance. And that’s absolutely intentional, because Honda planned the CR-Z as a 21st Century re-thinking of that car. The CR-Z is basically a compact two plus two coupe with some serious low-slung elegance and comes in three trim grades – S, Sport and GT – with prices from £16,999. It is powered by Honda’s petrol-electric IMA system – a 1.5-litre engine boosted by an electric motor, the engine producing 114PS and motor 14PS. Both the power and torque come from way down the rev range – between 1,000 and 1,500rpm – so initial acceleration is stronger, ideal for stop/start driving in urban conditions and hence the street racer link. The upshot is a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds – not exactly up there with the Audi TT but quite handy –

The street racer with a conscience and on to a top speed of 124mph. Better still for a car with sporty pretensions, the hybrid system and lightweight construction combine with the car’s stop-start technology to allow an average fuel return of 56.4 miles per gallon and CO2 emissions of 117g/km. That’s not only well better than rivals like the Volkswagen Scirocco TDI and newly launched Peugeot RCZ but also keeps the Honda below the 120g/km level and into the £35 a year road tax band. A low driving position and short shift six-speed manual gearbox add to the on-road experience and a 3-Mode Drive System offers a choice of different settings – Normal, Sport and Econ. As its name suggests, Econ mode prioritises fuel economy while Normal provides a balance between performance, economy and emissions. Switch between the two

FIRM OFFER: The CR-Z’s stiff suspension in Sport mode offers a boneshaking ride to spirited drivers and you hardly notice any change. Only when the Sport button is engaged do you really feel a difference as the steering weights up, the throttle response sharpens and the electric motor gives more assistance. The CR-Z really impresses in this mode and is an enjoyable car to drive, though you really feel the stiff chassis on uneven roads –

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it’s a real boneshaker. Inside, the driver is faced with what you might imagine the console of a spacecraft to look like – lots of buttons, neon lights that change colour depending on the mode selected, an Eco bar and pods either side of the multi-function steering wheel. It’s attractive but there’s a bit too much going on for my simple tastes.

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Otherwise there’s plenty of space up front, the seats are well designed and feel durable and there’s a decent amount of room in the boot. On the downside, the rear seats are only big enough for young children as leg and headroom is very restricted and the horizontal beam separating the two rear windscreens obstructs vision and is very frustrating. Overall though, this is a car that offers something different – great looks (especially in black or white), eco awareness, an engaging drive and performance you don’t expect from a hybrid. All versions are well equipped with six airbags, active headrests, vehicle stability assist, climate control, six-speaker CD player and an engine start button. Prices are £16,999 for the CR-Z S model, £17,999 for Sport and £19,999 for GT.

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BMW’s ● cleanest and greenest 3 Series,

the 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon, has proved its credentials by travelling 1,013 miles on a single tank of fuel. The new BMW was filled up before going through the Channel Tunnel and made it to the company’s home city of Munich, then as far as Lille in northern France on the return leg before needing to be topped up.

PARKING information provider Parkopedia.com has released the latest update for its iPhone app, AA Parking. The update features information on several hundred new car parks as well as incorporating a trial of pay & display street parkings. The iPhone app was created in conjunction with the AA.

SAFETY FAST: Volvo’s new S60 boasts high performance plus a raft of high-tech safety features including automatic braking assistance

Latest Volvo has BMW in its sights

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OLVO is to battle BMW with a new executive saloon that’s a credible alternative to the benchmark 3 Series. Featuring a class-leading pedestrian detection system among an armoury of safety devices, the latest Volvo S60 is as smart as it’s sophisticated. Priced from £23,295, the Swedish newcomer also has the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and Vauxhall Insignia in its sights. Billed as the most dynamic Volvo ever, the S60 is arriving at a critical time for the Scandinavian firm which is being sold by Ford to Chinese auto maker Geely. Not only does the S60 look the part with sleek body lines, it also handles. When it goes on sale in July it will be available initially with two diesel engines and a range-topping, six-cylinder petrol automatic complete with all-wheel drive. Volvo has worked hard to stiffen the suspension and improve steering response

by CHRIS RUSSON

and on the road the S60 is agile and quick. All versions of the S60 feature Volvo’s City Safety system which is designed to prevent rear end shunts in traffic. Using radar sensors mounted in the grille to pick up vehicles in front, the car will stop automatically if it gets too close and the driver has failed to notice a collision is imminent. Volvo is adamant the recent mishap when the system failed during a public demonstration was down to a technical glitch with a robotic pre-production model. Both the anti-collision system and the pedestrian detection device gave visual and loud audible warnings as soon as a potential emergency is detected and only apply emergency braking if the driver has failed to react. While the City Safety set up is standard on the S60 the rest of the high tech features are

extra, costing up to £1,450, and are bundled together in a Driver Support Pack. The kit includes lane departure warning, blind spot alerts, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection and all worked correctly during our test drives in the S60. Adaptive cruise control, which maintains a pre-set safe distance from the vehicle in front, can now bring the S60 to a halt in traffic and move away again automatically – although it will cut out if the car is stationary for more than four seconds.

The pedestrian safety system uses a camera as well as radar and is calibrated to detect an adult or child in front of the car. At speeds of up to 20mph the warnings will be activated if no action is taken by the driver, emergency braking begins and the car is brought to an abrupt stop. Other standard features include cruise control and a five-inch full colour display screen while mid-range SE models, priced from £25,295, feature Bluetooth phone connectivity, auto dim mirrors

BACK-UP SYSTEMS: The S60 has features designed to protect against rearend shunts

and a reversing camera among additional equipment. Top specification SE Lux cars cost from £27,096 and have ‘look round corner’ headlamps, leather and memory seats. The five cylinder diesel engine is used in two forms and both have a distinctive note which adds character. The 304bhp, turbocharged six -cylinder, on the other hand, is as refined as it is potent. It’s priced from £35,695 and with a 0 to 60mph acceleration of 6.2 seconds it is taking high performance saloons head on. The diesels are brisk too, with a two-litre boosted to 163bhp giving 0 to 60 in 8.7 seconds while the 2.4-litre pumps out 205bhp and is almost 1.5 seconds quicker. Both can average more than 50mpg with CO2 figures of 139g/km while the petrol S60 will return around 28mpg overall with emissions of 230. An eco version with CO2 down to 115g/km is slated for next year with a 240bhp two-litre turbo petrol S60 due out before the end of this year.


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The official fuel consumption figures for the Honda range in mpg (l/100km) are: Urban 22.2-61.4 (12.7-4.6), extra urban 40.4-67.3 (7.0-4.2), combined 31.0-64.2 (9.1-4.4), official CO2 emsission 215-101g/km. Cars featured shown for illustration purposes only

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BRASENOSE MOTOR RECYCLING 0151 933 1994 (Day) or 07801 385006 (Evening)

£700

FORD

www.motors-merseyside.co.uk

HP Settled

0151-220 9055

GUERNSEY MOTORS GREEN LANE OLD SWAN L13 EST 28 YEARS

Most Cars & vans Anything considered Cash waiting 0151 928 7666 (24 Hours)

£135 MINIMUM For Most Scrap Cars & Vans Top Prices Paid 0151 443 0629 or 07570 881 795

RENAULT MEGANE COUPE

In great condition, cd, alloys, elec windows, leather interior, 12 months MOT, tax, immaculate

£12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Full colour 6x1 advert

ONLY

£40 for 3 days

RENAULT MEGANE COUPE

In great condition, cd, alloys, elec windows, leather interior, 12 months MOT, tax, immaculate

£12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Display 4x1 advert

CAR LOGIX SERVICE & REPAIRS

We specialise in Japanese imports & UK vehicles. If you have a problem or just want a service, we do it all i.e. batteries, services, timing, chains/belts, brakes, air con, re-gas, clutches & lots more Give us a call. Recovery service available free (subject to job) 0151 486 3456 CAR WON’T START? Running problems? Timing belt broken? Mobile tune & service, same day. Tel 07802 607029

CLUTCHES − M.O.T.’s FREE COLLECTION FULLY GUARANTEED 0151 228 1731 07796 198 648 (evg) 333A PRESCOT RD, L13 (next to Stanley Abattoir)

SCRAP CARS WANTED

CROSBY RENAULT Specialist service/ repair 0151 932 0381

Cash paid For scrap Cars, vans, 4x4s, Motorcycles. All paperwork dealt with correctly.

MINTO CLUTCH & GEARBOX Fully guaranteed. Unit 2, Keble Street, Kensington L6 1NF. 0151 263 5669

0151 236 2539 I BUY ANY CAR DON’T CON cash paid. 00−08. High or low mileage. Fantastic Prices. 07824 601581 CARS BOUGHT FOR CASH Best prices paid, all cars considered GEORGESONS Tel 0 1 5 1 2 6 0 9 5 7 5 o r enquiries@georgesonscars.co.uk CARS BOUGHT FOR CASH Best prices paid, all cars considered GEORGESONS Tel 0 1 5 1 2 6 0 9 5 7 5 o r enquiries@georgesonscars.co.uk

SCRAP CARS REMOVED Top prices paid. Collection within the hour. Tel 07712 887218 SCRAP CARS & VANS WANTED Top prices paid, any condition and any time, 7 days per week 07966 074205

Vehicle Security WINDOW TINTING specialist. Car alarms, 07990 630 194

Sell your motor fast!

PREMIUM ENHANCED package package

Repairs & Services

BASIC package

RENAULT MEGANE COUPE ,12 months MOT, tax,leather int, immaculate £12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Lineage advert 5 lines (MAX)

ONLY

£30

for 3 days

EUROCLUTCH CLUTCHES Best prices. Fully guaranteed 25 Dublin St L3 7DT 0151 236 4079

CLUTCHES/MOT’S £35 FREE COLLECTIONS FREE DIAGNOSTICS Brakes, Servicing, Repairs etc. Same Day 0151 933 8812

MOBILE REPAIRS Servicing, brakes, diagnostics. Est 30 yrs 07850 742 042 Allen

6 day deals are also available for an extra

£10

AUTO−ELECTRICIAN 24/7 Mobile. Wiring, Starters, alternators, Radios, Fires, Engine Management, Non−runners etc 7 Days 0151 263 4919

CRYPTON TUNING Fuel injection, engine electronics, engine service ABS/airbag diagnostics, non starters, at home or work Cartune 9am−7pm 6 days. 0151 236 0597 SPRAYTECH Car re−sraying, bodywork alloy wheels refurb’d bumper scuffs, polishing classic cars re−sprayed also damage repairable cars. 20 yrs exp. Trade prices Call Paul 07565 172401 anytime SAAB/VOLVO Sales/Service Merseyswede. 0151 525 6545

WELDING mobile, gas/arc/mig, body/chassis/mot repairs/wings/ sills/panels. Myers 0151 526 6731/07746 778803 WESTONS WINDSCREENS Side windows & rear screens, all cars, taxi’s & vans, new & secondhand, mobile fitting. Ash Rd, Seaforth, L21 2PY. 0151 928 7770.

Driving Tuition

THE DRIVING ACADEMY SPECIAL OFFER

10 Lessons £149 (new pupils) Male & Female Instructors St. Helens to Speke & Southport to Skelm

ASHLEY NEAL SPECIAL OFFER £150 10 hrs Manual only. Male/female instructors. All areas covered. 08452 606 602

Please ask for details.

LIVERPOOL ECHO LIVERPOOL DAILY POST METRO QUIDS IN PLUS www.buysell.co.uk

To Place an advertisement call on:

0151 227 3030

Alternatively please call into your local office: Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB

In the event of any error, misprint or omission in the printing of an advertisement or part of an advertisement, the publisher will re-insert the advertisement or relevant part. No reinsertion will be made where the error, misprint or omission does not detract from the advertisement or is not the fault of the publisher.

With 2 bedrooms. On beautiful, small, quiet park in Abergele, North Wales. ALL SITE FEES PAID

£11,950 07504 346 114

TOURING CARAVAN Abi Manhattan, 5 berth, single axle, full Bradcott awning. Excellent condition. All extras included.

£4,750 ono. Tel: 0151 488 0752 or 07903 633 013.

ABI ARIZONA 2004

£12,000

www.thedrivingacademy.com

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2003 WILLERBEY STATIC CARAVAN

HEAD GASKETS Cam belts, Service, MOT. 07903 419585

0151-283 2929

for 3 days

Caravans / Motorhomes / Tents

CAR AIR CONDITIONING service, re−gas 0151 922 4533

We turn up when we say we will

£35

U S E D C A R S P A R E S All makes 0151 933 1994

3 bed, 8 berth, sited at Penfarn, North Wales, 2 mins from beach, 2010 site fees paid

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

ONLY

Spares

YOU’LL PASS 10 lessons for £160, & 2 lessons free (terms). Call Simon 07786 327471. THE DRIVING ACADEMY Male/Female Instructors. All areas covered. Quality Instructors with quality cars. Tel: 0151 283 2929

PASSWAY Driving School 1st 2 lessons £10 each hour beginners only. Special offer 5 lessons £85 Male/Femaleinstructors. All areas. 0151 430 8333

Car Valeting U.K. VALETING SOLUTIONS Professional car care to your door. Tel: 0151 424 4555 Freephone: 0800 232 1524 Fully Insured,7 days a week. www.ukvaletingsolutions.co.uk

07775 409 559 0151 220 5709 (Liverpool)

WILLERBY STATIC CARAVAN 35ft x 12ft, large plot with gardens, lovely quiet site, must be seen, brand new kitchen, separate driveway, sited in Coast Road, Prestatyn, please call for details

07783 968031

2008 ATLAS STATIC CARAVAN 39 x 12, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full GCH, DG, top quality, as new condition, excellent plot at large Southport site (50 week season), reduced for quick sale

£27,500

01704 507520

STATIC CARAVAN

35ft x 12ft, central heating, double glazed, immaculate condition, quiet site, dogs allowed, North Wales

£9,995 ono

01745 850827 07966 539203

Citroen MERSEYCITROEN.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

Fiat FIAT BRAVA 1.6 SX AUTO 2000, 46k genuine miles, 5 door hatch, alarm, r/c/l, e/s/r, e/w, 6 CD changer, bargain £995 ono. 07904 139587.

227 3030 Ford X FORD KA COLLECTION Pas CL, metallic, body colour bumpers 1 yr mot/tax. 2 from £995

Tel 0151 521 8700

www.ricelanecars.co.uk

02 FIESTA 1.25 ZETEC Private plate, 3 door, metallic blue, mot January 2011, taxed, power steering, central locking, alloys, CD player, very good condition, excellent runner

£1,395 ono 07957 932569

2008 (58 REG) FORD FIESTA

1.4 TDCi, STYLE 5dr, (climate), manual, hatch back, diesel, 9,000 miles, FSH, air con, heated screen, electric front windows/mirrors, £35 per annum Road Tax

£7,200 ono

07841 938708 (No canvassers)

FORD FOCUS 2001 REG LX ESTATE 1.8 diesel, green, good condition, central locking, ew, MOT Jan 2011

£900 07562 049269

FORD KA 03 PLATE

Met blue, 66k mls, f/s/h, colour coded bumpers, cheap tax/ins, immaculate cond, 12 mnths mot, 6 mnths tax. £1495 ono

07724 441 878

FORD FOCUS ESTATE 1.8 TDDi, 2002 (52 plate), metallic black, 134,000 mls. 12 mths MoT, 5 mths tax, e/w, c/l, ABS, PAS, good condition throughout

£1,650 07984 954 965

55 REG FORD MONDEO 1.8 ZETEC

Black, 12 months mot, 5 door hatchback, manual, alarm, alloys, air con, CD player, 1 owner, full Ford history, high miles hence

£2,995 07773 088582 0151 648 9301 97 FIESTA LX 5 door, 1.8 D, very low mileage, 12 mths mot, 6 mths tax, immaculate interior, history, lady owner, £750 ono. 07540 574614. 97 FIESTA 1.25 pas, 12mths mot, 64K, £645 ono Tel 0151 733 0010


MOTORS 11

Friday, May 28, 2010

ECHO Motoring Nissan

Vauxhall

T NISSAN PRIMERA

VAUXHALL AGILA Club A/C 2009

1.6SX, 1 yr mot/tax. pas CL, EW, air con, CD player, excellent condition.

To Advertise

PUBS, CLUBS, WINE BARS, FUNCTIONS & EVENTS

£995 Tel 0151 521 8700 www.ricelanecars.co.uk

Peugeot

04 REG PEUGEOT 307 S ESTATE cd, alloys, electric windows, 8mths Tax, 4mths Mot Good condition

£2,900 ono 07786 418041 MERSEYPEUGEOT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

£8450 ono Tel. 0151 606 0220

V5 BORA 1999 a/c, e/w, FSH, 6 CD changer, 2 owners

£1,750 ono 07940 371 684

MERSEYRENAULT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

Rover

0151 289 8337

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

ROVER S REG 416

Departing 10 July from £129.95pp for 2 days

Diesel, mot Sept, cd, good runner, first time starter. Blue

£350 Ono

Hatchback, 12mths Mot, racing green, alloys, spoiler, electric windows, sunroof, good tyres. Good condition 1st to see will buy

£450 ono

From

£799pp for

VW

Renault

R REG ROVER 400

Telephone: 0151 472 2294

Immaculate Condition, Automatic, White, AirCon, e/m, e/w, ABS, FSH, RegJune, 2000 miles, Selling due to ill health.

Prague,Vienna &Budapest

£650 ono 0151 200 6051 07810 090714

Toyota

TOYOTA COROLLA

05, 1.4 D4−D T3 Diesel, metallic blue, 12 months MoT, taxed, 50,000 miles, lady owner

£5,950

0151 489 6643 0151 281 9563

The ECHO is the no.1 place to turn when looking to buy and sell items. Source: Gfk NOP 2008, TM NW2 10% area

Last Drop Village, Bolton

Cities Direct Valid until October 2010

from

Price includes:

 Direct flights from Manchester to Prague returning from Budapest  Airport taxes and one piece of checked luggage per person  Rail travel between Prague & Vienna, Vienna & Budapest  9-nts central 3* hotel (3-nts in each city) with breakfast  Return private transfers between airport/station and hotel in each city  Extra nts and hotel upgrades available at a supplement

£115

for 1

(for 2

Price includes: ! Hand-picked hotel accommodation with breakfast ! Scheduled flights from Liverpool or Manchester ! Airport taxes and one piece of checked luggage per person ! FREE night/upgrade offers on selected dates and destinations

nigh

peop

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le)

Great range of dates throughout 2010 Offer includes Dinner, B&B & full use of leisure facilities

Destination

01244 280 011

Amsterdam Barcelona Berlin

Subject to availability. 2% Credit Card charge. Normal Terms & Conditions apply. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: MISTRAL HOLIDAYS ABTA K9339

Budapest

Copenhagen £259

For a FREE brochure

Call: 0151 227 5987 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: OMEGA HOLIDAYS ABTA V4782

Departing 7 August from £109.95pp for 2 days

Subject to availability.

For a FREE brochure

Call: 0151 227 5987 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: OMEGA HOLIDAYS ABTA V4782

The ECHO is the no.1 place to turn when looking to buy and sell items. Source: Gfk NOP 2008, TM NW2 10% area

 Direct flights from Liverpool to Rome returning from Pisa  Airport taxes and one piece of checked luggage per person  Rail travel between Rome & Florence  6-nts central 3* hotel (3-nts in each city) including breakfast  Extra nts and hotel upgrades available at a supplement

To book call free:

0800 652 1063

Opening hours Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm and Sat 9am to 4pm

Or visit

www.citiesdirect.co.uk Holidays operated by Cities Direct ATOL 5501 protected. All prices are from, per person, subject to availability and based on two sharing a twin room. Single rooms at a supplement. Hotel upgrades, extra and free nights subject to limited selected dates. Travel insurance is not included but strongly recommended

£239

Florence

£299

£239

Krakow

£249

£229

Lisbon

£259

£239

Madrid Milan Nice Paris

£269 £239 £259 £199

£229 £199 £219 £199

Prague Riga Rome Stockholm Venice

£279 £299 £269 £289 £289

£229 £229 £229 £259 £259

2-nts central 2* hotel. Upgrade to 3* hotel £25 2-nts central 2* hotel. Extra nt £35 2-nts central 3* hotel. Selected dates-3rd nt FREE 3-nts central 3* hotel. Selected dates -FREE upgrade to 4* hotel 2-nts central 2* hotel. Selected dates - 3rd nt FREE 3-nts central 2* hotel. Selected dates - FREE upgrade to 3* hotel 2-nts central 3* hotel. Selected dates - 3rd nt FREE 2-nts central 3* hotel. Selected dates - 3rd nt FREE 2-nts central 3* hotel. Extra nt £35 2-nts central 3* hotel. Extra nt £35 2-nts central 2* hotel. Extra nt £30 2-nts central 2* hotel. Selected dates - FREE upgrade to 3* 3-nts central 3* hotel. Upgrade to 4* £45 3-nts central 3* hotel. Extra nt £35 2-nts central 2* hotel. Upgrade to 3* hotel £30 3-nts central 3* hotel. Upgrade to 4* £20 3-nts central 2* hotel. Upgrade to 3* £20

Or visit www.citiesdirect.co.uk Holidays operated by Cities Direct ATOL 5501 protected. All prices are from, per person, subject to availability and based on two sharing a twin room. Single rooms at a supplement. Hotel upgrades, extra and free nights subject to limited selected dates. Travel insurance is not included but strongly recommended

Rome&Florence Price includes:

£299

Offer

Opening hours Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm and Sat 9am to 4pm

6 night s

Travel until October 2010

Low Season From £219 £219 £229

nights

To book call free: 0800 652 1063

From

£569pp for

The Houses of Parliament

High Season From £239 £269 £259 ` £369

From

£19 for 2 9

To make a booking

Subject to availability.

Subaru

4 wheel drive, Mot & Tax Dec 2010, garage maintained, FSH, very reliable, 1.3 engine, cheap Tax & Insurance. Very clean car

Luxury leisure 2for1 SELF DRIVE

Travel until October 2010

0151 220 4202 or 07718 308788

SUBARU JUSTY R REG

9 night s

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

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Rhine in Flames

£159m .00 for 4 days

Firework Spectacular

13 August 2010

Join this fabulous four-day break to the ‘Rhine in Flames’ and soak up the exciting carnival atmosphere which culminates in a spectacular evening firework display over the picturesque town of Koblenz

Price includes:

• Return coach travel and Channel crossings • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a hotel in the Rhine/Moselle Valley area • A visit to Cochem • Visit to Koblenz including ‘Rhine in Flames’ Firework Display • The services of a Tour Manager

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London

Friday departures throughout 2010 Price includes: • Return standard class rail travel to London from Liverpool, Chester or Runcorn • 2 nights stay at a 4 star London hotel with breakfast • Free time in London for sight-seeing and shopping For further information and a FREE brochure

Call: 0151 227 5987

For further information and a FREE brochure

To make a booking

To make a booking

Call: 0844 391 2170 quoting code LPE BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST & NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: NEWMARKET PROMOTIONS LTD. ABTA V787X. 0844 CALLS COST 4p PER MIN.

for 3 days

Weekend Rail Special

book online: www.newmarket.travel/lpe11830

Call: 0151 227 5987

£99.9m 5pp

Call: 01524 511780

OPENING TIMES: MON-FRI 8.30-19.30 SAT 8.45-15.30 SUN 10.00-15.00

or visit: www.liverpool.reader.travel

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: OMEGA HOLIDAYS. ABTA V4782. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT APPLIES. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.


12 MOTORS

Friday, May 28, 2010

★★★★

Motors

roadtest

Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-2 4WD

California Dreamin’

MASSIVE HIT: The new Sorento is a big improvement on the old model and destined to be a popular buy

T

HE head honchos at Kia decided to try a spot of California dreamin’ when their priority turned to perfecting a new Sorento 4x4. Conscious that today’s SUV buyers are younger, often female and increasingly want their car for family use, the Koreans looked to a part of the world where lifestyle is all important. And with design chief Peter Schreyer, the man behind the original Audi TT, at the helm, the West Coast gurus produced a car that’s destined to be a massive hit. If the original Sorento was more the traditional off-road vehicle, the new model not only looks far sleeker, but is more upmarket, more efficient and far better to drive. In fact, if I had a spare 20 grand I’d buy one tomorrow. For starters the car now has a monocoque chassis instead of the last model’s ladder frame

road

TEST

with MIKE TORPEY

arrangement, making it more refined for everyday driving. Something Kia deemed essential was to provide seven seats, though a five-seat option remains available, to satisfy buyers who see the Sorento as an alternative to a people carrier. Not only does it succeed but it trumps several of the popular specialist MPVs in that its two individual third row seats are easily manoeuvred and plenty large enough for adults. Back row access is also easy – you

just pull two tabs – and when not required the seats fold fully flat leaving a huge boot. In no way, though, does the Kia look like a big, bulky vehicle. On the contrary, it sits closer to the ground and is slightly longer than before. Kia calls it ‘urban sophistication’ and certainly there’s plenty of that, from the cleaner engines, more refined driving experience and premium feel of the overall product. The cabin styling is best described as simple but smart, standard spec is comprehensive and head, shoulder and legroom – including in the centre second row position – is ample. Seven of the eight models in the Sorento line-up feature the new 2.2-litre CRDi ‘R’ diesel engine first seen in the 2010 facelifted Kia Sedona, though there is still a petrol alternative in the shape of the 2.4-litre car that kicks off the range at £20,495. The diesel is strong,

speccheck MAKE: Kia MODEL Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-2 4WD ENGINE: 2,199cc diesel POWER: 194bhp at 3,800rpm PERFORMANCE: 0-62 in 9.6 secs, top speed 118mph ECONOMY: 32.8mpg Urban, 52.3 Extra Urban, 42.8 Combined CO2 EMISSIONS: 174g/km BiK RATING: 22% INSURANCE: Group 12 quiet and the tested model returned a fraction over 40 miles per gallon – acceptably close to the official 42.8mpg figure. While the latest Sorento is definitely biased towards the on-road experience, it nonetheless boasts four-wheel drive in five

PRICE: £25,495 on the road WHAT’S HOT: Smart styling, interior space, driver appeal, 7-year warranty WHAT’S NOT: Very little RATINGS (out of five):

LOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RIDE AND HANDLING . . . . . . . . PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VALUE FOR MONEY . . . . . . . . . . .

models, all of which are capable of towing up to 2,500kgs. And standard kit is comprehensive across the range, all cars scoring high for safety with six airbags and a five-star Euro NCAP rating to go with Kia’s unrivalled seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Mazda set their sales for the fleets with upgraded model

driver deals

IMPROVED fuel economy and lowered emissions will make the newly upgraded Mazda6 a big hit with company car drivers. That’s the Japanese company’s view of the model that put the brand on the fleet map almost a decade ago. The new 19-strong range

features refreshed exterior and interior styling, additional equipment and a range of technical enhancements that improve fuel economy by up to 6.4 per cent and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 6.1 per cent. Emissions have been cut by up to 10g/km on a model for model

basis delivering benefit-in-kind tax savings for company car drivers and financial savings on other vehicle-related taxes for companies. Mazda expects to sell more than 10,500 Mazda6 models in the next 10 months, of which around 72 per cent are predicted

4 4 4 4 5

to be fleet sales. Buyers have a choice of hatchback and estate models there is no saloon option in the new upgraded Mazda6 line-up three petrol and three diesel engine options and four equipment levels - S, TS, TS2, and Sport.

motors-merseyside.co.uk Friday 28th May 2010, Liverpool Echo  

motors-merseyside.co.uk 12 pages of new and used motors from the Liverpool Echo.