The Jaguar XJ has been named ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ for the second consecutive year at the BusinessCar Awards 2006. Voted solely by BusinessCar readers, the Jaguar XJ was first choice over competition from BMW , Audi and Lexus . Tristan Young, Editor-in-Chief at BusinessCar said: “Despite the launch of a new Mercedes S-Class in the past year, Jaguar’s XJ still took the honours in this class. There may not be many cars that qualify under the "luxury car" heading, but that doesn’t (...) More
Land Rover was awarded two prestigious accolades at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards ceremony in London last night, beating tough competition to win Best Compact 4x4 and Best Large 4x4. The all-new Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 GS fought off opposition from the new Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail in what is one of the most hotly contested sectors to win Best Compact 4x4, while the Discovery 3 TDV6 SE auto beat its rivals again to be named Best Large 4x4 for an impressive (...) More
The new Corsa was yesterday named Car of the Year 2007 and Best Supermini by the renowned British consumer magazine “What Car?”. The Corsa beat 14 category winners to take the top honors, adding to its rapidly growing list of European awards. Speaking at the exclusive ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, Vauxhall Managing Director Bill Parfitt said, “We’re delighted that the new Corsa has won this prestigious award. We know we’ve got this car just right in every (...) More
Forbes has voted the Porsche 911 Turbo as their favourite German car. The 911 competitors were: the Maybach 62, BMW M6 and the McLaren Mercedes SLR. the new 911 Turbo meets the highest expectations in terms of engine performance. The classic flat-six unit develops 353 kW (480 bhp) at 6,000 rpm from a 3.6-litre displacement. Maximum torque of 620 Nm is available between 1,950 and 5,000 rpm. To achieve that capability, we’ve combined VarioCam Plus with twin turbocharger units featuring (...) More
The Audi TT Coupe was voted the most popular car, Mercedes the best maker and Mazda Premacy the best qualitatively car. Next after the TT were: BMW 3-series Coupe second place and Opel Corsa third place. The very architecture of the new Audi TT Coupe embodies the style, stability and power of a pure driving machine. The bullish stance of the base body and the low, narrow styling of the greenhouse together form a sculpture of simple, unfussy lines. The Audi design team has lovingly adopted (...) More
What are the models you can’t wait to drive in 2007? A BMW , an Audi or a Mercedes ? or maybe a Ferrari , a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin. How will you choose your car? By performance, power or design? Or all? The best example is Audi R8, a model I am sure we all wish to have a chance to drive it. It will go on sale this summer for $120,000 to $130,000. Headlight design is pretty straightforward stuff, but the carmaker’s designers and engineers have used LED technology to build internal (...) More
AutoWeek celebrated the best of the best at the North American International Auto Show and announced that the Editors’ Choice Award for Best in Show 2007 was awarded to Jaguar for its new C-XF concept car. “The Jaguar C-XF is the sexiest four-door we’ve seen from Jaguar in years,” said Dutch Mandel, editor and associate publisher, AutoWeek. “This car draws a line from Jaguar sedans of the past to Jaguar sedans of the future.” For more than a decade, AutoWeek’s Editors’ Choice Awards have (...) More
The new Ford Edge – the symbol of Ford’s leadership in the fast-growing market for crossovers – has been named “Urban Truck of the Year.” Edge received the award this evening at the 2007 Urban Wheels Awards from On Wheels, Inc. publisher of African American On Wheels, Latino On Wheels and Asians On Wheels magazines in Detroit. The award winner is determined by a panel of automotive journalists from the United States. Grammy nominated singer Kelis, star of the Ford Edge urban marketing campaign (...) More
At a press conference today to kick off the North American International Auto Show, the Chevy Silverado was named the North American Truck of the Year. The award is presented annually by a jury of 49 prominent automotive journalists from throughout the United States and Canada.
"We’re very pleased to receive this great annual honor," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "We’ve been confident all along that we’ve had the best truck out there with our all-new Silverado. This recognition from the top industry journalists provides validation and reinforces our leadership position."
At a press conference today to kick off the North American International Auto Show, the Saturn Aura was named the North American Car of the Year. The award is presented annually by a jury of 49 prominent automotive journalists from throughout the United States and Canada. "We’re extremely pleased that the Aura has been named the North American Car of the Year," said Jill Lajdziak, general manager for Saturn. "The Aura is an important step in our ongoing product (...) More