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MotorWeek honored the Honda Fit Honda Fit with the 2007 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for “Best of the Year,” it was announced today at the Chicago Auto Show. The compact and versatile Honda Fit rose above the 13 individual category winners to take home the best overall award. This marks the second consecutive year Honda has won awards for “Best of the Year” and “Best Small Car.” The entire winners’ list will be featured on a special MotorWeek episode airing on PBS, beginning February 10 (check local (...)

MotorWeek TV has named the Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen Eos the “Best Convertible” in its annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. The announcement was made today at the Chicago Auto Show and MotorWeek will feature the Drivers’ Choice Award winners on a special episode to air on PBS February 10. “The four-season retractable hardtop design of the Volkswagen Eos sets a new benchmark for affordable convertibles,” said MotorWeek host John Davis. “The cleverness of the top is obvious. Add in strong and efficient engines and (...)
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IntelliChoice award for convertible class value leadership made during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show Volkswagen of America, Inc announced today that the 2007 New Beetle convertible was chosen as IntelliChoice’s “Best Overall Value of the Year – 2007.” The annual award acknowledges automakers for producing a vehicle, whose cost of ownership is considerably lower than its counterpart models, therefore helping consumers make smarter purchasing decisions. The models that are honored for best overall (...)

Hennessey customized the 2006 Jeep SRT SRT 8 Turbo and made it runing 12.2 @ 115 mph in the 1/4 Mile. The Jeep SRT600 Turbo has an output of 620 hp and 650 lbs-ft. Power: 620 hp @ 5,200 rpm 650 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm Performance: 0 - 60 mph: 3.5 sec. 0 - 100 mph: 8.9 sec. 1/4 mile: 11.9 sec. @ 116 mph Includes: Forged Piston Upgrade (9.5:1 compression ratio) Forged Steel Connecting Rod Upgrade Coated Rod Bearings Ported & Polished Cylinder Heads (...)

The Pontiac Pontiac Solstice won the roadster duel in the U.S. for 2006, while the Mazda MX-5 finished the duel on the second place. The Solstice ended the year with 19,710 sales in the U.S.; the MX-5 delivered 16,897, up 72.4%, according to Ward’s data. Mazda’s Presiden said he puts little stock in the results and if they wanted they could "have sold a bunch more MX-5 Miatas" but capacity was an (...)
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Volvo C30 tops readers’ choice in “The best cars of 2007” The new Volvo C30 Volvo C30 continues a series of successes: In the readers’ choice feature “Die besten Autos 2007” (“The best cars of 2007”) of the renowned German trade journal “auto motor und sport” the Swedish manufacturer’s first compact model came way out on top in the lower medium import class. The new Volvo S80 also achieved an outstanding result, coming second in the upper medium import class. In the competition, which goes back 31 years, (...)
From an initial entry list of twenty-eight (28) new vehicles from all over the world, a short list of ten finalists for the third annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced by the international accounting firm KPMG. The winners of the 2007 WCOTY will be unveiled during Press Preview at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 45 top-level automotive (...)

Audi has recorded a triple success in the “auto motor und sport” readers’ poll: readers of the popular car magazine voted the A3, A6 and Audi Q7 into first place in their respective classes, crowning them with “Best Cars” titles for 2007. This continues Audi’s history of success in one of the most important readers’ polls in the automotive industry. This was the first time that the Audi Q7 Audi Q7 has taken part in the poll, and despite fierce competition it was awarded the most votes. It represents a (...)
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Ford’s Galaxy and S-MAX models have been confirmed as favourites in the business world following three wins at the 2007 BusinessCar awards. S-MAX has been voted New Fleet Car of the Year 2007 and Best Mini-MPV by readers of BusinessCar magazine. Galaxy was awarded the top slot in its class with Best MPV. The BusinessCar Awards are nominated by readers of the publication, making them among the most influential in the business car arena. Commenting on the awards for S-MAX, BusinessCar (...)
We believe that today all the cars are well built and come with lots of sophisticated features and options. But this is very wrong. Items once reserved for luxury cars, such as navigation systems and heated seats, are now appearing on such comparatively modest vehicles as Volkswagens and Chevrolet Chevrolet s. So what the luxury-car manufacturers can make their vehicles stand out when buyers expect even entry-level cars to come loaded with desirable options? Luxury carmakers have become preoccupied (...)

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