Audi 6, Named As the World Car of the Year, Offers World Class Parts at PartstrainWritten by Jenny McLane
Among list of thirty six new vehicles out of market before January 1, 2005 for at least five countries, on at least two continents, Audi 6 was named as World Car of Year for 2005. This was held during media preview for Canadian International Auto Show held last February 16, 2005 in Toronto. The decision came out from forty eight international automobile journalists representing sixteen countries that acted as jury. They use twenty separate parameters including acceleration, braking, vehicle dynamics, safety features, cargo, and off road capabilities. They then selected top 10 vehicles for final round of voting.
The final selection was rated on five key areas of importance to costumers: merit, value, safety and environmental responsibility, significance, and wow factor! - car's emotional appeal. The secret ballots were then collected and tabulated by KPMG, an international accounting firm. The World Car of Year programme is administered as a non-profit corporation with a Steering Committee of six journalists who oversee and monitor integrity of voting process. The Audi 6 surpasses Volvo S40-V50 and Porsche 911 in a close race to be declared as World Car of Year. "The concept of national borders is now almost non-existent in terms of where vehicles and their components are designed, engineered, developed, and built ... or where they are sold," said British automotive journalist, Graham Johnson, who is also a co-chair of award program. "Considering ever-increasing globalization of automotive industry," he added, "the concept of a World Car of Year award program was inevitable ... it is truly an idea whose time has come."
Mitsubishi’s Fourth Generation Sports Coupe, the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, Shares its Brightness as Partstrain Offers PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
First released 15 years ago, Mitsubishi Eclipse has been franchise model of Mitsubishi but has not always generated enough sales. The previews generation “geo-mechanical” styling receives less attention as compared to other coupe in its class. Today, all hopes to take dominance of Mitsubishi in sports compact coupe division with launch of all-new 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse are anticipated. Now in its fourth generation, 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse rides of Galant chassis platform in a coupe version. Set to hit road in late spring this year, 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse will be available in two trims and two new powertrain.
The new Eclipse feature a state of art design, very unique to other vehicle of its kind. The exterior profile of Eclipse presents a lot o tension inherent on surface. “The designers who was developing it spoke a lot about a bow (like a bow and arrow… so even thought car is standing still, it feels like it is just about to spring,” said Dan Sims, General Manager for Design Center. Another good this about design is “teardrop-shape” Eclipse posses. The body starts wide moving hip-like rear. The lean and mean exterior feature of eclipse personifies sporty, athletic, and well-crafted vehicle.