It’s our emis­sion mis­sion

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THIS is World En­vi­ron­ment Day and that means some­thing very dif­fer­ent for to­day’s cars­Guide. We’ve gone green.

When plan­ning be­gan for to­day’s liftout I was wor­ried there might not be enough gen­uine news sto­ries with some sort of green in­sight or an­gle. We Aussies do like our home-grown mus­cle cars, af­ter all.

But more and more green stuff sprouted as the dead­line ap­proached and we’ve been able to serve up a mix­ture of news, views and pre­views of the lat­est and great­est on hy­brid cars, fuel-cell de­vel­op­ment and low-emis­sion diesels.

There was no chance to get the lat­est Lexus RX hy­brid into the mix, but we did the next best thing with a test of the petrol model. And there is a bit of fun as well with our reg­u­lar motorsport wrap and a preview of the 2011 Mercedes SLK road­ster.

To­day is also the start of a ma­jor new pro­mo­tion for the cars­Guide which prom­ises a huge pay­off for three read­ers.

Once a month, for the next three months, a cars­Guide reader who buys a car from an af­fil­i­ated dealer will win $10,000. That’s a $30,000 in­cen­tive to keep cur­rent with your cars­Guide.

Full de­tails on the ‘‘10,000 rea­sons to buy a car’’ pro­mo­tion are in­cluded in to­day’s edi­tion. And I can­not sign off the lat­est news without re­port­ing that we will be able to give ac­cu­rate price guides, de­spite the story we re­ported last week on a new pol­icy that re­quires drive-away pric­ing in all Aus­tralian ad­ver­tis­ing.

Th­ese prices will be much the same as al­ways, but we have to say they are only the rec­om­mended price be­fore statu­tory and de­liv­ery charges.

So it’s been a big week, but there have been a lot of wins.

Green light: more and more low-emis­sion ma­chines are com­ing on to the mar­ket.

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