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Electric car is COTY in North America

Electric car is COTY in North America

Another sign of the times… a model not running on fossil fuel has been picked as the 2011 North American Car of the Year. It’s the Chevrolet Volt which was selected by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from Canada and the United States. The choice of an electric car […]

Suzuki Alto – world’s best-selling car in 2010

Suzuki Alto – world’s best-selling car in 2010

The Suzuki Alto lays claim to being the world’s best-selling car of 2010, according to preliminary data from the Indian carmaker which began adapting Suzuki models for the Indian market in 1981. With sales having exceeded 300,000 units, the Indian-made model is said to have been sold in greater numbers […]

Lotus teams up with Renault in F1

Lotus teams up with Renault in F1

The Renault F1 Team will be renamed Lotus Renault GP (LRGP) for the 2011 season (and beyond) with Group Lotus’ acquisition of an equity stake in Genii Capital, the company which has had a major stake in the Renault team since December 2009. Renault, the French carmaker, has sold its remaining […]

European Car of the Year

European Car of the Year

Nissan Leaf at a recharging station It’s a sign of change in the automobile world – in Japan, the latest ‘Car of the Year’ is a hybrid model (the Honda CR-Z) and in the USA too, two leading auto magazines have picked the Chevrolet Volt, also an electric car, as […]

World record set by Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (ASX)

World record set by Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (ASX)

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records (officially confirmed) when nearly 5,000 consumers who had signed up for a virtual test-drive of the new Outlander Sport (known as ASX in Malaysia, RVR in Japan) collectively ‘drove’ the furthest distance driven by an online controlled […]

F1: Vettel is 2010 World Champion

F1: Vettel is 2010 World Champion

RACE RESULTS 23-year old Sebastian Vettel is the youngest F1 World Champion 1. Sebastian Vettel | Red Bull Racing 2.  Lewis Hamilton | Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 3. Jenson Button | Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 4. Nico Rosberg | Mercedes GP Petronas F1 5. Robert Kubica | Renault F1 Team 6. Vitaly Petrov […]

Japan Car of the Year 2010/2011

Another hybrid model has been picked as Japan’s Car of the Year (JCOTY), certainly a reflection of the growing popularity of such vehicles which were first introduced in the late 1990s. Last year’s JCOTY was the Toyota Prius and this year, it’s the sporty Honda CR-Z pictured above (the Honda […]

F1: Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Brazil GP

F1: Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Brazil GP

RESULTS 1. Sebastian Vettel | Red Bull Racing 2. Mark Webber | Red Bull Racing 3. Fernando Alonso | Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 4. Lewis Hamilton | Vodafone McLaren Mercedes  5. Jenson Button | Vodafone McLaren Mercedes  6. Nico Rosberg | Mercedes GP Petronas F1 7. Michael Schumacher | Mercedes GP […]

F1: Williams’ Hulkenberg to start from pole in Brazil!

F1: Williams’ Hulkenberg to start from pole in Brazil!

1. Nico Hulkenberg | AT&T Williams 2. Sebastian Vettel | Red Bull Racing 3. Mark Webber | Red Bull Racing 4. Lewis Hamilton | Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso | Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 6. Rubens Barrichello | AT&T Williams 7. Robert Kubica | Renault F1 Team 8. Michael Schumacher […]

Proton 1-2 in China Rally!

Proton 1-2 in China Rally!

After a year of heartbreaks in many events, the Proton rally team finally scored big in the China Rally which concluded today. The Satria Neo S2000 cars of Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson powered to a one-two victory to finish season on a high note, particularly in the Asia Pacific […]