Pinjarra Murray Times : 2019-06-12

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driveway 45 A shining example Grant Edwards The Holden Equinox. THE Holden Equinox is value-packed. The sticker price is $31,990 drive-away until the end of June. If you find one with a 2018 plate, expect to save another $2K. The slowing market has been a boon for buyers and Holden, among other brands, is sweetening the Equinox deal with free servicing for the first three years, a saving of about $800. Warranty coverage matches the mainstream average of five years/unlimited kilometres. Even with all seats filled, the Equinox has serious real estate in the boot. The claimed capacity is just shy of 850L, putting it in the league of upper large SUVs and nearly doubling the cargo space of the volume selling Mazda CX-5. The space expands to 1798L with the Equinox’s rear seats folded, or enough to handle an adult-sized mountain bike without removing a wheel. It gets five safety stars. Given the price, it’s not surprising the cabin gets the budget presentati­on too. Basic yet functional, with plenty of bland finishes, the Equinox is equipped to take a beating from a family as well as protecting them with six airbags. The seven-inch colour touchscree­n with smartphone mirroring and the leather-wrapped steering wheel add some pizzazz. The spare is a space-saver. If you reverse into traffic or if a frontal collision is detected, the driver’s seat pulses and a red warning light flashes on the windscreen. The ‘safety alert’ seat warns of dangers from the front, side and rear, making things easier for the many drivers who turn off vital safety aids because they find chimes and audible warnings annoying. The Equinox also comes with autonomous emergency braking that can help avoid or lessen the impact of a frontal collision, lane keep assist and departure warning, as well as a forward collision alert, rear camera and read park sensors. For all the vital hardware, strangely it misses out on radar cruise control. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo (127kW/ 275Nm) under the bonnet is an honest performer, neither a hare nor a tortoise. Push the accelerato­r and there’s enough reliable power to push your way into traffic with vigour or overtake on the highway. Claimed average fuel consumptio­n is 6.9L/100km and in real-world conditions we recorded mid-sevens, which is on par with rivals. INTRODUCIN­G THE SUBARU XV Australia’s award-winning, genuine compact SUV. With the Subaru XV 2.0i AWD on sale now from $30990 Driveaway at Subaru Mandurah, you to can become a member of the Subaru Family. distractio­n is increasing. That’s why safety is more important than ever. Subaru also offer complete peace of mind, All new Subaru’s come with a 5 year unlimited klm warranty as standard. The Subaru XV was one of the first compact SUV’s on Australian roads. It took SUV capability, big car technology and performanc­e and molded it into a small, sleek and irresistib­le package perfect for urban adventures. The XV delivers category leading attitude, next-level performanc­e and cutting-edge entertainm­ent technologi­es like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivi­ty and Digital radio to help you and the ones you love make the most of every moment. features to make every day, a great day. Every Subaru XV comes with legendary Subaru Symmetrica­l All-Wheel Drive and horizontal­lyopposed Boxer engine which means superior ride and handling in even the most challenges conditions. Best of all it’s fun to drive. Under the skin of every Subaru XV is hidden engineerin­g brilliance. With a ring-shaped steel safety cell that’s designed to absorb and direct the impact of the force around the cabin, rather than through it. Plus every XV comes equipped with the superior traction and control of Symmetrica­l All-Wheel Drive and 7, yes 7, SRS airbags - dual front, dual front side, dual curtain and knee airbag for driver. Little wonder a Subaru XV achieves a 5 star ANCAP1 safety rating. Built on the Subaru Global Platform that improves everything from cornering to fuel efficiency, the Subaru XV is perfect for urban and rural adventures. Australian roads have never been busier, the weather is becoming more unpredicta­ble and driver There’s plenty of room inside thanks to some very clever design and is loaded head-to-toe with smart 95826222 Head into Subaru Mandurah at 16 Panton Road or call the friendly team today on to arrange your test drive.

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