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2014-02-13 12:20:40

- Mazda6 beats family rival Mazda3 and Corvette Stingray for top honours - RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) kicked off the 2014 Canadian International Auto Show by announcing the 2014 Mazda6 as the winner of the Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) award for 2014. The journey began at AJAC's TestFest in October, when the Mazda6 handily won its category (Best New Family Car over $30,000),...

2014-01-25 12:20:13

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Celebrating 27 seasons on TSN, MOTORING 2014, television's longest-running and most respected Canadian automotive program, has selected the Mazda3 as its Car of the Year for 2014. "With each new generation, the Mazda3 has set a new standard for the compact segment. The latest car does that yet again. The combination of styling, practicality and a full suite of Mazda's Skyactiv technologies make it a dynamic, fun to drive car that is equally...

2013-12-03 12:20:52

AJAC's 2014 Canadian Car of the Year Awards Criteria Driven - Canadian Expertise TWELVE "BEST NEW" WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Twelve "Best New" category winners were announced today by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better known as AJAC. The results were tabulated by KPMG, the accounting firm that works with the association and its Canadian Car of the Year awards. The twelve "Best New" categories cover the full new-model...

2013-07-23 23:29:58

Real-life Safety Feature Demonstrations Help Mercedes and Infiniti Connect with Luxury Vehicle Consumers Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Phoenix Marketing International’s Automotive Practice has released findings from its on-going advertising and social media research. Every month, Phoenix Automotive names the top-performing ads in the luxury and non-luxury vehicle categories and draws insights on their effectiveness. It also measures overall online “buzz” surrounding major...

2013-06-19 16:21:23

General Motors Receives Eight Model-Level Awards, including Five for Chevrolet; Porsche Ranks Highest Among Nameplates WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of problems owners experience with their new vehicle in the first 90 days of ownership are design-related rather than manufacturing defects. These design problems are far less likely to be successfully resolved at the dealership than are defects, according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality...

2011-11-15 23:01:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc., and the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, today announced its 13th Annual Residual Value Awards, with Subaru and Lexus earning the awards for top mainstream and luxury brands, respectively. Japanese models continued their overall dominance, winning 11 of the 21 ALG awards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111031/LA96213LOGO) ALG's Residual Value Awards honor...

2009-01-11 18:10:29

South Korean automaker Hyundai has been awarded the North American Car of the Year for its Genesis luxury sedan. The Genesis beat out the Ford Flex crossover and the diesel Volkswagen Jetta TDI for the award, The New York Times reported Sunday. Hyun Soon Lee, Hyundai's vice chairman, said the car lives up to its name. The Genesis, is Hyundai's first luxury sedan, is the company's first rear-wheel-drive car and is powered by Hyundai's first V-8 engine. The Ford F-150 was chosen as the North...

2008-12-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two European automakers, two domestics and for the first time a Korean automaker comprise the six finalists for the North American Car of the Year and the North American Truck of the Year awards, it was announced today. Two of the six vehicles are new, clean diesels that can be sold in all 50 states. In 16 years this is the first time a diesel-powered vehicle has been a finalist. A group of 50 automotive journalists voted the Ford Flex, Hyundai...