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2012 New York Autoshow : Volkswagen Up! Announced as World Car of the Year

Saturday, April 7, 2012 Manufacture: 2012, Auto News, Event

World Car of the Year 2012 Award - Logo at New York International Autoshow2012 World Car of the Year Announced at New York Autoshow
At The 2012 New York Auto Show this year World Car of the Year have been Presented. The Volkswagen Up! was declared as the 2012 World Car of the Year rid of 34 other contestants all over the world to win this prestigious award including the BMW 3-Series and Porsche 911.
2012 World Car of the year Finalists:
Top 3 Finalists:
- BMW 3 Series
- Porsche 911
- Volkswagen Up!
Finalists:
- Audi A6 Sedan / Avant
- Audi Q3
- BMW 1 Series
- Chevrolet Volt / Opel/Vauxhall Ampera
- …

Distro Cars Body Type/Style Glosary

Monday, April 2, 2012 Manufacture: Auto News

2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - Front Side 
Sedan
A car seating four or more with a fixed roof that is full-height up to the rear window. Known in British English as a saloon. Sedans can have 2 or 4-doors. This is the most common body style. In the U.S., this term has been used to denote a car with fixed window frames, as opposed to the hardtop style wherein the sash, if any, winds down with the glass.
Sedan delivery
North American term for a vehicle similar to a wagon but without side windows, similar to a panel truck but …

Toughest & Safest Cars for 2012 : IIHS Top Safety Picks

Thursday, March 22, 2012 Manufacture: 2012, Auto News

2012 IIHS Top Safety PickThe Toughest Cars On The Road For 2012
Based from the IIHS Top Safety Picks and the J.D. Power, Consumer Reports results. Forbes Magazine picks for Toughest Cars On The Road For 2012.
Here’s the list:
1 – 2012 Acura TL
Starting Price: $35,605
Engine Choices: 3.5 L V6 (280 hp/254 lb-ft) or 3.7 L V6 (305 hp/273 lb-ft)
Vehicle Length: 194.0″
Width: 74.0″
Height: 57.2″
Wheelbase: 109.3″
2 – 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Starting Price: $28,775
Engine Choices: 2.5 L I4 (156 hp/136 lb-ft) with 35 hp Electric Motor
Vehicle Length: 190.6″
Width: 72.2″
Height: 56.8″
Wheelbase: 107.4″
3 – 2012 Honda Fit
Starting Price: $15,175
Engine Choices: …

European Car of the Year 2012 Announcement at Geneva Motor Show Opening

Thursday, March 15, 2012 Manufacture: 2012, Auto News

2012 Car of the year logoAmpera and Volt voted “Car of the Year 2012″
Geneva. The Opel Ampera and the Chevrolet Volt have today won the “Car of the Year 2012″ award. By handing victory to the revolutionary electric vehicles, the panel of judges, made up of 59 leading automotive journalists from 23 European nations, paid tribute to General Motor’s innovative foresight. The Opel Ampera / Chevrolet Volt were the undisputed winners with 330 points against VW Up (281) and Ford Focus (256).
For the first time in the history of the prize, the final selection was …