IN THE CAR­PORT

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CARS GUIDE -

red and white adds $550 to the price. Prices start at $54,990 for the man­ual or $57,190 for the six-speed auto – $4000 more than the donor LTZ.

UNDERTHEBONNET

A 2.8-LITRE turbo diesel pro­duces 147kW of power and 440Nm of torque (or 500Nm in the case of the auto) from a low 1600 revs.

It’s hooked up to a six-speed man­ual or op­tional six-speed au­to­matic.

Trailer Sway Con­trol and Hill Start As­sist are stan­dard, as well as a Hill De­scent Con­trol. It can tow a 3.5-tonne load. Fuel con­sump­tion is rated at 8.4 litres/100km for the man­ual or 9.7 litres/100km for the auto (we were get­ting 8.2 af­ter 400km).

ONTHEROAD

IT’S big and heavy and some­what pon­der­ous, not re­ally de­signed for the speed and fi­nesse of city driv­ing, with steer­ing that is vague and a hor­ri­ble turn­ing cir­cle.

The good news is that it gets a full five stars for safety, with six airbags, sta­bil­ity con­trol and a rear-view cam­era – un­like sin­gle and space cab vari­ants that get four. The driver’s seat fea­tures power ad­just­ment, but the steer­ing wheel lacks reach ad­just-

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