2010 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion - click above to enlarge
The What Car? Green Car of the year title given out at the completion of the Brighton to London eco-race at City Hall in London. The winner? The Volvo S40 DRIVe, which the company has been making since late last year. The model, which is mated to a PSA-sourced 1.6 diesel engine, has Start-Stop technology that helps the model keep emissions at 104 g/km. According to Volvo, "What Car?'s judges praised the S40 DRIVe's unique combination of low emissions, practicality, safety and driver enjoyment as
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Somebody get the record player out and put on Al Stewart, because this is turning into The Year of the Cat. The English marque just showed off the new XFR and XKR, a slightly modified XFR broke the company's speed record formerly held by the Jaguar XJ220, and chatter suggests that the automaker is working on a new supercar. On top of all that, the Jaguar XF 2.7 V6 Diesel Luxury has won the What Car? magazine award for Best Executive Sedan for the second year in a row.
What Car? magazine likes to call their annual Car of the Year awards the "Motoring Oscars," but without Joan River's annoying cackle, is any award like this really worth anything. Oh wait...