2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year announced

Praised for being sporty and luxurious

Related Articles

Add comment

subscribe to comments
comment rules Add comment

Comments (7)

schizo schizo
Give credit where credit is due. The Elantra may not be the most exotic (let alone be a sporty) car, but this model has significance in the real car market. It really came out firing all the guns and made the long-time reigning king in the North American compact sedan segment (the Corolla) & the Civic. For automobile manufacturers (and accountants and people that live in the real world...not some automotive fantasy) and for people in the industry the new Elantra marks a shift in the segment from the dominating Japanese manufacturers. This is something that a lot of people could not have imagined happening.
Jan 12th, 2012 7:25pm
0 1
Wait for the Mazda CX-5 in Diesel and Gas... Mazda In addition to single-cab body styles of its BT-50 commercial vehicle this month, Mazda will launch one of the most significant cars of 2012, the CX-5. Arriving in the first quarter, the all-new compact soft-roader will have a starting price below $30,000 and step in for the CX-7 as Mazda’s entry-level SUV. Combining Mazda’s latest “SkyActiv” fuel-saving technologies, the CX-5 is expected to become the most fuel-efficient model in its segment. On the European cycle, a manual-equipped front-wheel-drive diesel CX-5 uses as little as 4.5L/100km. The 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine produces 129kW of power and a V8-like 420Nm of torque from just 2000rpm. The CX-5 will be available with the choice of petrol or new diesel power as well as a six-speed manual or redesigned six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda has yet to confirm fuel economy details for the new generation 121kW/210Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine (detuned to 118kW/208Nm in AWD form), which is shared with the Mazda3 SP20 model.
Jan 11th, 2012 6:46am
0 2
Jorge_has_A3_TDI Jorge_has_A3_TDI
"Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque have been crowned the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year."- ROFLOL! I may have the explanation..."Selected by a jury of fifty automotive journalists from Canada and the United States" 49,5 journalists from Canada and a midget from the US.
Jan 11th, 2012 2:37am
0 2
I can't believe that Americans call the Evoque a truck! So any crossover and SUV is a truck there? The world must be shrinking!
Jan 10th, 2012 10:04pm
2 1
trucks trucks
No, our Media calls this a truck.
Jan 28th, 2012 3:57pm
0 0
danteskov danteskov
Can't believe the Elantra beated the all mighty focus?:.. give me a break....
Jan 10th, 2012 9:11pm
1 1
CRV was 2nd ? what a joke :)
Jan 10th, 2012 8:43pm
2 1