TEMPO Interactive, New York - The electric car made by Nissan Motor Company, Nissan Leaf, won World Car of the Year 2011 in the annual World Car Award mat seventh in New York, United States, on Thursday (21 / 4) yesterday. This electric car aside Audi A8 sedan and BMW 5 Series.
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"This is an incredible honor. The first electric cars mass-produced mass gain this award," said Chairman and CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn. "This award is a recognition of the car that became a pioneer zero-emission that can not eliminate the ability, performance and ride comfort."
The award is a new sign for the car that claimed the latest high-performance and fuel economy that is currently on display in the title of New York Auto Show 2011. In addition to conventional-engined cars, in a celebration that also exhibited a number of electric and hybrid cars.
Page wcoty.com writing, the judges assess the car seat has five platforms and a unique body. Lithium-ion Leaf and Nissan's electric motor capable of producing 108 hp and torque of 206 lbft. This hatchback car capable of racing 00-60 miles / hour in 11.5 seconds and top speed of 90 miles per hour mph.
Nissan claims the car was able to travel more than 100 miles with a full battery. "The good news, this car still feels like driving a car is generally, but more quiet," said the judges.
Previous winner was the Volkswagen Polo (2010), Volkswagen Golf (2009), Mazda2/Mazda Demio (2008), Lexus LS460 (2007), BMW 3-Series (2006), and Audi A6 (2005).
Selection of the best car was made by 66 automotive journalist from around the world. They held a celebration of it every year.