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Top^The Basics

  • Body Type: Wagon
  • Seats: 5
  • Series: 79V
  • Warranty (kms): Unlimited
  • Warranty (years): Three years


  • Aspiration: Turbocharged
  • Bore: 99.5mm
  • Capacity: 2457cc
  • Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine number: EJ25
  • Engine type: Horizontally opposed
  • Fuel type: Premium Unleaded 95
  • Litre: 2.5
  • Location: Front
  • Orientation: Inline
  • Valve desc.: DOHC with VVT
  • Valves: 16


  • Drive train: All-wheel drive
  • Shift position: floor
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Top^Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel tank size: 60 litres
  • Towing capacity (with brakes): 1400
  • Towing capacity (without brakes): 720


  • CO2 Emissions: 264 g/km
  • Fuel usage: 11.0 l/100km
  • Fuel usage (City): 15.1 l/100km
  • Fuel usage (Highway): 8.7 l/100km
  • Greenhouse rating: 4.5
  • Gross vehicle mass GVM (kgs): 1950
  • Kerb to kerb: 10.6m
  • Payload (kgs): 505
  • Power (kW): 155
  • Power (RPM): 5600
  • Power to weight (kW/tonne): 107
  • Range: 545km
  • Stroke: 79.0
  • Torque (Nm): 320
  • Torque (rpm): 3600
  • Torque to weight (Nm/tonne): 221
  • Weight (kgs): 1445

Top^Wheels and Tyres

  • Front tyres: 215/60
  • Front wheels: 6.5/16
  • Rear tyres: 215/60
  • Rear wheels: 6.5/16
  • Spare: Full size
  • Type: Alloy

Top^Dimensions (Exterior)

  • Boost type: Turbocharged
  • Doors: 5
  • Ground clearance: 200mm
  • Height: 1590mm
  • Length: 4450mm
  • Track front: 1495
  • Track rear: 1485
  • Wheelbase: 2525
  • Width (without mirrors): 1735mm

Top^Basic Features

  • - Anti-lock brakes
  • - Cruise control
  • - Electronic brake force distribution
  • - Hill holder
  • - Limited slip differential
  • - Power mirrors
  • - Power steering
  • - Self levelling suspension


  • Air-conditioning: climate control
  • Other:
    • - CD player
    • - Power windows
    • - Radio cassette player


  • - Alloy wheels
  • - Fog lights
  • - Roof racks


  • - Dual front airbags
  • - Side airbags

Top^Extra Features

  • Headrests:
    • - active 1st row (front)
    • - integrated 2nd row
  • Adjustable Steering Col.: tilt only integrated security system
  • Air Cond.: climate control
  • Airbags: driver & passenger (dual) leather gear knob
  • Armrests: front (driver & passenger) leather hand brake lever
  • Body Colour: bumpers
  • Body Side Mouldings: colour coded limited slip diff
  • Calipers: front 2 spot
  • Cargo Blind: rear
  • CD Stacker: 6 disc in dash/cabin power door mirrors
  • Central Locking: remote/keyless
  • Data Dots: part identifiers
  • Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control) Seatbelt: pretensioners 2nd row(rear outer seats)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) Seatbelts: lap/sash for 5 seats
  • Fog Lamps: front
  • Intermittent Wipers: variable
  • Mudflaps: rear
  • Power Steering: speed sensitive
  • Power Windows: front & rear
  • Seatbelt: pretensioners 1st row (front)
  • Suspension: auto levelling
  • Trim: velour
  • Other:
    • - 16" Alloy Wheels
    • - 4 Speaker Stereo
    • - ABS (Antilock Brakes)
    • - Chrome Grille Surround
    • - Cruise Control
    • - Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
    • - Disc Brakes Rear Solid
    • - Engine Immobiliser
    • - Hill Holder
    • - Independent Front Suspension
    • - Independent Rear Suspension
    • - Leather steering wheel
    • - Metallic Finish Centre Console
    • - Rear Wiper/Washer
    • - Remote Fuel Lid Release
    • - Roof Rails
    • - Tacho

*pricing as of June 2016 ( Manual transmission pricing unless specified )

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