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THE ● forthcoming replacement for

Hyundai's Tucson compact SUV will be called the ix35, following the company's latest naming convention. It will be revealed for the first time at next month's Frannkfurt motor show alongside a significantly revised Santa Fe, which benefits from a wide range of engineering and cosmetic changes, including a new powertrain, steering and suspension. Like the other ‘i’ models in the range, the ix35 has been conceived and engineered in Europe and feature's the company's new design language.

SCORCHER: The new Supercharged Range Rover Sport on the strip at Charterhall airfield

Wild Rover’s so at home on the strip

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HARTERHALL Airfield has seen better days. Lancaster bombers once lumbered along its runways and for a halcyon period in the late 1950s and early 60s its two-mile racing circuit was ‘home’ to Grand Prix legend Jim Clark. Fast forward to today and the now abandoned facility is barely discernible, its surface cracked to bits, a mixture of gravel and weeds – except for one very important piece of ground. Land Rover has laid a specialised 600 metre strip of the black stuff to test the acceleration of the new Range Rover Sport, supercharged of course. Edge up to the yellow line and when the flag drops you floor the throttle and blast through to 100mph. The mark is reached uncomfortably close to the massive sign that screams BRAKE, so you slam on the anchors and, mercifully, come to a halt well before the cornfield at the bottom.

by MIKE TORPEY Then comes the verdict. It’s 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, the ton in 12.4 and back to standstill in 15.9, in a car weighing 2.7 tons. Phenomenal. Of course only a small percentage of Range Rover Sport customers will buy the 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine with its 510PS of thrust. But it demonstrates what an amazing piece of machinery this £61,995 sports tourer actually is. The next generation ‘Sport’ goes on sale on September 1 and also features the 3.0-litre TDV6 turbodiesel unit being introduced into the new Discovery 4 – plus the existing 3.6-litre TDV8 oil burner with prices from £44,895. All models have an improved braking system, the supercharged version using a new set-up developed with performance brake specialist Brembo and the diesels adopting an updated version of the brakes from the

outgoing supercharged car. And a comprehensive programme of chassis refinements, like predictive technology that monitors the dampers 500 times a second, ensure the settings fit the widest range of driving conditions. It adds up to a car that drives and handles with amazing precision and agility – and therein lies the secret to the Range Rover Sport’s

desirability and future success. That’s because when you factor in the new, more striking, exterior design changes you have a car that not only looks a million dollars but delivers on the road like never before. The Sport’s off-road ability can be taken as read. It has the full package of updated Terrain Response hardware and Hill Descent Control – in

LIFT-OFF: Range Rover Sport on the special strip

fact at a nearby off-road course it easily managed a sheer drop no sane mortal would attempt in their own vehicle. There’s even gradient release control to counter that initial fall before the HDC kicks in. The TDV6 is likely to represent around 93 per cent of the sale and it’s a quiet turbodiesel that returns an official figure 30.7 miles per gallon and lowered CO2 emissions of 243g/km. Inside the car boasts even more luxury. The angled centre console looks elegant, there’s soft-touch leather everywhere and a lovely cockpit feel to the front of the cabin – it’s an enjoyable place to be. But then this is a car that deserves to be on the radar of any potential buyer of a premium SUV sports tourer. It’s the most stylish and dynamic member of the Land Rover range, now performs supremely on-road and knocks the opposition into a cocked hat when you venture into the rough stuff.


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CLEAN RUNNER: Skoda Fabia Greenline

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KODA likes to describe itself as the ‘manufacturer of happy drivers’. Bold claim for a company that once bore the brunt of a thousand cheap shots, albeit from an ill-informed section of the community. Things changed for the better at the Volkswagen-owned Czech producer years ago. And it wouldn’t be too far off the mark to add a couple more claims to the mantra – like the maker of best value cars and environmentally friendly ones too. Since the original Fabia supermini was launched in 2000, more than 1.5 million models have been sold worldwide, with close to 150,000 of them finding homes in the UK. Brand loyalty has escalated and it’s easy enough to understand why. Not only does the Fabia have a superb build quality, but it looks

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attractive, has a practical cabin and the largest boot in its class. In fact more people have asked me about the Fabia than any other car I have tested in the past couple of years, and the one before that was the previous generation model. While the range’s eight engines – four petrol and four diesel – are all pretty clean and efficient, Skoda has raised the stakes with its new GreenLine version. As the name suggests this is the most fuel-efficient and least polluting car that the Czechs have ever produced.

It comes with a modified version of the 1.4-litre TDI PD 80bhp engine with diesel particulate filter and can return an enviable 68.9mpg average – 7.5mpg more than a standard 1.4 TDI - while boasting a CO2 output of just 109g/km. That means it sits in VED band 3, owners only having to pay £35 road tax. The cut in fumes has been made possible by some bodywork alterations to improve airflow under the chassis, lowering the suspension and slightly raising the lower front bumper. And the five-speed manual gearbox is unique to the GreenLine and has ratios that maximise fuel economy, which brings us conveniently to my major criticism of the car. The engine really labours in fourth gear unless you are travelling at more than 40mph, so for everyday urban driving the

speccheck MAKE: Skoda MODEL Fabia Greenline hatchback ENGINE: 1.4 TDI PD diesel POWER: 80bhp at 4,000rpm PERFORMANCE: 0-62 in 13.2 secs, top speed 105mph ECONOMY: 68.9mpg Combined CO2 EMISSIONS: 109g/km BiK RATING: 13% INSURANCE: Group 3 PRICE: £11,495 on the road Fabia rarely seems to get out of third. It is also a noisy unit, though once you get out on faster roads the compact Skoda does very well. At £11,495 the GreenLine is among the more expensive cars in the Fabia range, and given that both the entry level 1.2-litre petrol and

WHAT’S HOT: Interior space, fuel consumption, low emissions WHAT’S NOT: Noisy engine, cheap interior plastics RATINGS (out of five):

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1.4 (70bhp) diesel are appreciably cheaper - £8,100 and £9,930 – yet still frugal and clean, you need quite a conscience to opt for GreenLine. What it does have is an upmarket feel, ample stowage space, room for three in the back, a well balanced feel from the steering, good standard kit and fine turning circle.

Efficient dynamics the key to super frugal new Beamer IT ALL sounds too good to be true … a prestige sports saloon which costs a mere £35 a year in road tax and which boasts the kind of fuel economy which would have done credit to a supermini just a few years ago. Enter the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics saloon, the

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road tax - while a 13% benefit-in-kind rating also ensures it makes maximum economical sense for company car drivers. It will achieve almost 69mpg in mixed motoring, according to official figures, but at the same time the 1,995cc single

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construction, a longer rear axle transmission ratio, lowered suspension and the use of specially designed aerodynamic alloy wheels with Michelin EnergySaver tyres. The 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon will go on sale in January next year.


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WANTED CARS & VANS £80 − £5000 GUARANTEED ON MOST VEHICLES CASH WITHIN THE HOUR! Tel 07775 750264 01704 841539 £60 MINIMUM FOR MOST SCRAP CARS AND VANS 7 day service 07842 164 980 0151 289 1190

SCRAP CARS WANTED Cash paid For scrap Cars, vans, 4x4s. All paperwork dealt with correctly.

0151 236 2539 / 07890 811 987 AINSDALE WHOLSALE Cars Wanted 00−08. High or low mileage. Fantastic Prices. 07831 570760

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)

CROSBY RENAULT Specialist service/ repair 0151 932 0381

CROSBY RENAULT Specialist service/ repair 0151 932 0381

TYRE EXPRESS GARAGE Guaranteed to be the cheapest for Tyres/brakes/clutches/ exhausts/servicing/repairs.Free diagnostics Free pick up & delivery. 0151 933 8812

SAAB/VOLVO Sales/Service Merseyswede. 0151 525 6545

CLUTCH TECH LIMITED Genuine clutches fitted, 2 year guaranteed, open 7 days, credit cards accepted 0151 922 2222/ eve 07926 085 471 L20

MOBILE CAR REPAIRS est 30 yrs. 07850 742042 Allen

CARS BOUGHT FOR CASH AUTO−ELECTRICIAN 24/7 Best prices paid, all cars Mobile. Wiring, Starters, alterconsidered GEORGESONS nators, Radios, Fires, Engine Tel 0151 260 9575 or Management, Non−runners etc enquiries@georgesonscars.co.uk 7 Days 0151 263 4919

SCRAP CARS REMOVED Top prices paid. Collection within the hour. Tel 07712 887218

TOP PRICES for low mileage 01−08 cars, HP settled. Smallwood, 331 East Prescot Rd, L14 0151 228 0112.

Vehicle Security MOBILE DECODES Est since 1991. 07885 226957 WINDOW TINTING specialist. Car alarms, 07990 630 194

Repairs & Services CAR LOGIX SERVICE & REPAIRS

227 3030

www.motors-merseyside.co.uk

MOBILE CAR SERVICES Friendly & efficient repairs/ servicing.Bill 0151 521 5262

Driving Tuition

Car Valeting

THE DRIVING ACADEMY

U.K. VALETING SOLUTIONS Prices start from £10. Tel: 0151 487 8401 Mob: 07533 253331 Fully Insured,7 days a week. www.ukvaletingsolutions.co.uk

1st 2 lessons £10 each

(Manuals only) No gimmicks, good quality tuition & we turn up when we say we will. Speke to Southport – Now covering the Wirral Manuals & AUTOMATICS Reliable Instructor Required for North Liverpool

PASSWAY Driving School, 1st 2 lessons £10 each. Beginners only. Special offer 5 lessons £85. Male/Female instructors. All Areas Covered. Tel:0151 430 8333

RENAULT 0151 525 6545, www.merseyrenault.co.uk

EX EXAMINER South L’pool. Good rates. 0151 724 2179.

LESSONS FRM £8.99 10 hrs £145, Also Crash Courses, Tow courses. 0151 281 6463

Jaguar / Daimler

FORD FIESTA STYLE 1.25

JAGUAR X TYPE

0151 530 1200 (T)

Citroen

2005, 1 owner, metallic silver, 35k, 12 months MOT, all extras, excellent condition

CITROEN PICASSO

£3,900

SPECIAL OFFER All Lessons £15 till you pass. Most areas, Call Dave now 07949 767684 DRIVING INSTRUCTION Calm, patient. For details tel or text on 07773 814671 or at www.stefrancis.co.uk

X reg, 2.0 diesel, 3 mths mot, good condition

£1,200 ono

Caravans / Motorhomes / Mobile Homes

WILLERBY DENBIGH

0151 261 0881 07751 324510 P REG White

Citroen hatchback, 1.3, 5 speed, 9mths Mot, 3mths Tax, good condition, good runner, immobiliser £275 ono. Tel: 0151 928 7872.

New 2008, 2 bed static caravan, Nth Wales, 5* Family Park, close to beach, all amenities, sleeps 6, rates paid Nov 09.

£12,500

MERSEYCITROEN.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

0151 495 3786

Fiat

BAILEY AUVERGNE

FIAT PUNTO 03 REG

35,000 miles, 3dr, metallic blue, 2 owners from new, 6mths Tax, 6mths Mot, cd player, very good condition throughout

£8,500

FIESTA FREESTYLE

2002, metallic blue, 5 dr hatch, alloys, c/l, e/w, 12 mths mot, 4 mths tax, CD, 85k

3 BEDROOM

8 berth static caravan on Talacrea Beach Holiday Park, North Wales. Site fees and insurance paid until March 2010, good family park, genuine reason for sale, £12,000. Tel. 01772 686504 or 07983 641030

FORD KA MOT Feb, taxed R excellent condition, reliable runner £1150 Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200/ 07813 893828(T)

CARAVAN FOR SALE 3 bedrooms, v g cond, 2 mins from beach, site fees paid 2009 £13,000 ono. 07748 587973.

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FOCUS 1.8 Zetec 5 dr alloys pas, ew, warranty, excellent condition £1895. Fazakerley Car Sales. 0151 530 1200/ 07813 893828 (T)

£15,000 ovno

£1,900 ono

07947 771 589 0151 924 5929

FORD GALAXY

Mitsubishi

N reg, 2.0 GLX Estate, 7 seater, tax June 2010, mot April 2010, very good condition, towbar

£1,050 ono

Ford

R

1 owner, only 7,000 miles, 08 Reg, 12 mths tax, just serviced, copper red, black leather upholstery, 2 years Mazda warranty remaining, excellent condition inside & out

0151 284 3304 07725 876 099

FORD FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC

98 FIESTA PAS £695 June mot cd alloys superb order/ drive. Cheap ins/tax. Goodison Motors 0151 523 0492

MAZDA MX5 2 LITRE SPORT COUPE CABRIOLET

£850 0151 428 7616

0151 226 3996

01407 769887

Mazda

1600, tax January 2010, MOT March 2010, 57,000 miles

£1,800 ovno

07789 716500

6 berth touring caravan with extra’s, ready for use, in exceptional condition

£3,950

01704 536210 07808 180553

S REG FORD ESCORT FINESSE

51

0151 220 9550 07766 638801

June 2003, blue, cloth seats, good condition, 85k miles, long mot, c/l, e/w, alloys, air con

07503 315655

PUNTO 1.2 Black, alloys, pas 5 door, superb, warranty. £1995 Fazakerley Car Sales. 0151 530 1200 (T)

5 berth caravan, top of the range, 2004, excellent condition with awning and groundsheet

ABBEY FREESTYLE 560 SE

Driving Tuition

FIESTA 1.3 Silver. alloys 51 pas ew, excellent condition £1595 Fazakerley Car Sales

ASHLEY NEAL Summer Offer. Manual lessons 10 for £150. All areas covered. Male & Female Instructor. Manuals & Automatics 08452 606 602

WELDING mobile, gas/arc/mig, body/chassis/mot repairs/wings/ sills/panels. Myers 0151 526 6731/07746 778803

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

FORD KA COLLECTION 2002, V.GOOD CONDITION. 52,000 miles. Silver. £1,700 Tel. 0151 348 0383

T

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

www.thedrivingacademy.com

£9,250 no offers

MOBILE MECHANIC repairs and servicing no call out fee MOT’s £39. Carl 07751 359676/ 07851 433150

FOCUS 1.4 5DR Pas, elec wins, full MOT, Superb cond, Bargain £1395. 0151 487 8365/07970 486758 (T)

0151-283 2929

WESTONS WINDSCREENS Side windows & rear screens, all cars, taxi’s & vans, new & secondhand, mobile fitting. Ash Rd, Seaforth, L21 2PY. 0151 928 7770.

CRYPTON TUNING Fuel injection, engine electronics, engine service ABS/airbag diagnostics, non starters, at home or work Cartune 9am−7pm 6 days. 0151 424 6251

Spares

Ford

W reg, 5 door hatch, 6 mths tax, 12 mths MOT, pas, cl, ac, 6 cd changer, some SH, very good condition

£1,000 ONO

0151 287 6420 After 4pm

R

REG

MITSUBISHI

CARISMA 1.6 GLX, 5 dr, e/w, new exhaust, full service history, excellent condition, 12 mths MoT, 6 mths tax, £750 ono. 0151 524 9549 or 07724 441 878

Nissan

R

97 MICRA VIBE £695 43K mls June mot superb order/ drive. Economical Goodison Motors 0151 523 0492

X

MICRA 1.0S Pas long tax/ test excellent cond highish mls warranty £1295 Fazakerley Car Sales. 0151 530 1200 (T)

51 FIESTA 1.3 Flight,

low mileage, power steering, central locking, alloys, CD player, sunroof, MOT 2010, metallic, £1,495 ono. Tel: 0151 475 1873. or 079325 81211

Peugeot MERSEYPEUGEOT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

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‘R’ reg, pacific blue, Taxed, Tested, Very Good Condition only £1,995 ono

Tel: 0151 000 0000

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Tel: 0151 000 0000

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MOTORS

Long wait for Megane

THERE’S been a positive deluge of newcomers from Renault recently and the latest to reach showrooms is the newest incarnation of the Mégane Sport Tourer. Initially, buyers can only order from four trim levels – Expression, Dynamique, TomTom

Edition and Privilège. The initial 21-model range is priced from £15,485 to £22,785 on-the-road. Several new engines and transmissions are in the range with four power choices – the 1.4 TCe (Turbo Control Efficiency) 130, 2.0 CVT 140 (Continuously Variable Transmission), 2.0 dCi 160 FAP and 2.0 TCe 180.

by ALISTAIR COULL

S

PANISH car maker SEAT is going to the extremes with the latest versions of its Ibiza hatchback. At one end of the scale is the highly economical Ibiza Ecomotive while at the other comes the Ibiza Cupra hot hatch. They may look similar but underneath they are as different as chalk and cheese. The Cupra can sprint from 0 to 60mph in less than 7.2 seconds, developing an incredible 180bhp from a 1.4-litre engine. On the other hand the Ecomotive can average a claimed 76.3mpg with tax free emissions of just 98g/km. It’s no slouch either with sufficient pulling power to enable SEAT to claim its newcomers offer enough performance to challenge convention. That is largely down to the engineering bedrock of

Peugeot

Vauxhall

PEUGEOT 306 L 1.4, 5

98 CORSA DIESEL PAS £795 March mot, cd, alloys, S superb order/drive. Goodison Motors 0151 523 0492

VAUXHALL VECTRA Design Dir 2.2i Auto

Renault

52

CLIO 1.2 EXTREME 16v, history 1 owner s/roof ew, em pas cd alloys mot/tax, £2,497 0151 933 9207 (t)

roadtest

Hot stuff from Ibiza

MOTORING door, 5 speed, long mot, 1 owner, only 46k genuine miles, past mot’s, service history, pas, spare keys, totally original, £895. Tel: 07766 810693.

SEAT is going to the extremes with the latest versions of the Ibiza parent company Volkswagen, yet with plenty of Iberian ingenuity SEAT has come up trumps. Available only with a five speed gearbox it comes either

as a three or five door priced from £11,805 and £12,205. A ten gallon fuel tank gives the Ecomotive a theoretical range of around 750 miles and it is easy to notch up

YESTERDAY WAS NOTJUSTABOUT THEFABFOUR...

2005, (55), 33,000 miles, silver, Air Cond, C/Locking, cruise control, parking sensors, 12 months MOT, VGC

£5,195

MERSEYRENAULT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

Tel. 0151 639 1912

Rover ROVER 623 AUTO M

Reg., CD, AC, ESR, leather, all old MoTs from new, 120k miles, tax and MoT, great runner, £595. Tel. 07767 684226

Saab SAAB SAAB SAAB Diesel specialist www.sarbkar.co.uk, service/repair 0151 448 1184

Toyota YARIS vvti T3 5DR e/w, 03 pas, cd, blue, history, mot/ tax. Ideal first car, £3,277 0151 933 9207 (t)

Vauxhall VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7

TDi Chipped, 51 plate, tax, mot, new engine and gear box, some service history, immaculate, first to see, £1,800 ono. Tel: 07771 884738.

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VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6i COMFORT 5 dr hatch, 51 plate, 37k miles, black metallic, petrol, tax June 2010, mot Sept 2010, FSH, air con etc, £2,750 ono. 07917 107873.

VW

S

VW GOLF 1.6SE Full hist, s/roof pas ew superb. Warranty £2275 Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200 (T)

NEW BOOK OUT

NO ONLY £8 W

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Volvo

VOLVO V40 1.9 Diesel Estate 2000, Dark Green. 10 mths MOT. FSH. 5 mths Tax. Air Con. Excellent condition. Very economical.

THE REAL LIVERPOOL SOUND --AN AMAZING MUSICAL JOURNEY

£1,950 Tel. 0771 3324583

SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE ECHO

Call: 0845 143 0001or visit

high mpg on the road. A short trip on urban and rural roads managed close on 72mpg without trying too hard. Meanwhile the Cupra

becomes the current Ibiza flagship priced from £15,995 which reflects some of the technology SEAT has deployed on its new hot hatch. Not only does it use the VW group’s splendid 1.4 TSI engine, which it uses both as a supercharger and turbocharger to maximise performance, it has a seven speed direct shift gearbox and an advanced traction control system known as XDS. It works through the car’s electronic stability programme and simulates a limited slip differential. The result is the Cupra is a highly composed and very sporty little machine when going through its paces. The Ibiza in all its guises is out to compete with the top selling Ford Fiesta. The Ecomotive matches Ford’s ECOnetic Fiesta for performance but is around £1,000 cheaper while the Cupra is quicker than anything the Blue Oval has so far come up with.


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UK Festive Breaks.... White Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall 2 days from

£109.95, 20 December 2009

This ever popular concert is a potent mix of nostalgia and carols that has everyone singing in their seats. From ‘A Winter Wonderland’, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’, to a plethora of popular carols, it’s no wonder that this concert is so popular! • Coach travel throughout • One night’s bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star London hotel, such as the Days Inn, Waterloo • A circle seat for White Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall (Upgrade tickets available at a supplement) • Shopping and sightseeing in London • Services of a Tour Mananger

Christmas at Pollok House 2 days from

£89.00, 28 November 2009

See magnificent Pollok House in Glasgow transformed into a festive wonderland! The House, with its wonderful collections of Spanish art, antique furniture, silverware and ceramics will be decorated from top to toe - each room in a different style – and there will also be plenty of Christmas gifts on sale. • Coach travel throughout • One night's bed and Scottish breakfast in a good hotel in the Strathclyde/Ayrshire area • Entrance to Pollok House • A visit to Edinburgh • The services of a Tour Manager

For a brochure call:

01244 606 454

or to book call: (All calls charged at local rate)

Book online at: www.newmarket.travel/chc

0845 226 9732

Quoting Code CHC

Lines open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Answer machine at all other times

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motors-merseyside.co.uk Friday 28th August 2009, Liverpool Echo