AUDI Q5 PRICING Last week’s Head to Head, which featured Audi’sq5 versus Volvo’s XC60, contained a factual error. The pricing for the Q5 2.0-litre TDI was incorrectly listed at $75,500, which is the price of the six-cylinder 3.0-litre TDI. The Q5 in question costs $62,200; the Volvo is $65,990. Carsguide’s conclusion that the
‘‘ Q5 is not a $10K better drive’’ should, therefore, be disregarded. The Q5 2.0-litre TDI continues to be a strong selling prestige compact SUV, not least because of its competitive price.
VWRECALL A diesel leak that could lead to an engine fire has sparked a worldwide safety recall by Volkswagen and Skoda. About 299,000 vehicles have been recalled, including 7181 VWS and 85 Skodas in Australia. The vehicles affected are the Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Transporter and Skoda Octavia and Superb, built between 2009 and 2011. The fault occurs at certain engine revs, where excessive vibration can cause a crack in the injector line.
DON’T BE FUELLED
Supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths are being accused of a ripoff by the Australian Automobile Association, which says a recent
‘‘ double discount’’ promotion promising an eight cents-a-litre bonus was bogus. The AAA says the average margin actually increased by two cents a litre during the promotion period.
Ute safety is picking up following the five-star ANCAP rating awarded to the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT50 twins, as well as thevwamarok. Now the Nissan Navara D40 dual-cab 4x4 diesel has made the list of four-star ANCAP vehicles in Australia, up from three stars.