2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

February 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: New York Auto Show , Aston Martin , Audi , BMW , Land Rover , Mazda , Mercedes-Benz , Porsche , Scion , Toyota , Volkswagen , Ferrari , Renault , Peugeot With the Chicago and Geneva auto shows not even out of the way yet, the automotive world’s sights are set on the New York Auto Show for the naming of the 2013 World Car Awards , and the top 10 finalists for World Car of the Year and World Performance Car were recently announced and will be voted on by 66 journalists from around the world (including our own European Editor, Matt Davis ). Vying for the top award are the Audi A3, 2013 Range Rover, 2014 Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 208, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, the trio of Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86, Volkswagen Golf and the Volvo V40. Since its inception, past winners of this award include Volkswagen Up! (2012), Nissan LEAF (2011), Volkswagen Polo (2010), Volkswagen Golf (2009), Mazda2/Mazda Demio (2008), Lexus LS 460 (2007), BMW 3 Series (2006) and the Audi A6 in the award’s inaugural year. The competition is no less fierce for the performance car of the year with the Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi RS5, BMW M6, BMW M 135i, Ferrari F12Berlinetta, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and SLS AMG, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Renault Clio Sport and the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86. This award was first handed out in 2006 with previous recipients including Porsche 911 (2012), Ferrari 458 Italia (2011), Audi R8 V10 (2010), Nissan GT-R (2009), Audi R8 (2008), Audi RS4 (2007) and the Porsche Cayman S (2006). The top three finalists for each award will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5, and the winners will be revealed on March 28. Continue reading 2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced 2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Antron Brown’s Toyota “DragQuoia” Wins Prestigious Gran Turismo™ Award at SEMA

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2012) – Antron Brown's outrageous Toyota Sequoia family dragster, known as “DragQuoia,” captured Sony Computer Entertainment America's Gran Turismo ™ Award for Best Truck or SUV at the 2012 SEMA Show.

Toyota Prius Plug-in Earns 2012 Urban Green Vehicle Award

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TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 – The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which will go on sale in Spring of 2012, earned Decisive magazine’s annual Urban Green Vehicle of the Year Award today.

Lexus’ LStudio and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Launch Four-Part Online Series and One-Hour TV Special on Creativity Featuring will.i.am

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lexus’ LStudio ( LStudio.com ) and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network have collaborated to launch an innovative four-part online series and one-hour primetime special featuring seven-time Grammy Award-winning musical artist and social innovator will.i.am.

The Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Toyota for its Commitment to Environmental Excellence

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), with its 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management.

The Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Toyota for its Commitment Environmental Excellence

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), with its 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management.

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