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Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Car of the Year title for Prius

2009-10-28 07:26
The new Toyota Prius narrowly beat Honda's Insight to be crowned Japan's Car of the Year for 2009/2010.

Locked in a battle to the end, Prius scored 433 votes to Insight's 391 in what is described as one of the closest results in the contest's 30-year history.

The Volkswagen Golf placed third with 186 votes and was adjudged the Import Car of the Year.

Mitsubishi's i-MIEV was fourth and Mercedes-Benz's E-Class fifth.

The Mitsubishi electric car also received the "Most Advanced Technology" award for being the first electric car to use lithium-ion batteries in a "real-world" scenario.

Subaru's Legacy was voted "Best Value", while the Nissan 370Z sped off with the trophy for "Most Fun".

The announcement was made at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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