March 9, 2012

Auto Briefs

Volt version named top auto in Europe; February's top sellers


(General Motors)

European version of Volt given top award
The Opel Ampera, which sells in the U.S. as the Chevrolet Volt, has been named European Car of the Year by automotive journalists from 23 countries. The extended-range hybrid beat out the Volkswagen Up! and the Ford Focus for the prestigious award, which is considered among the most important in Europe and aims to indicate to consumers the car of the future.
The Associated Press


(The Associated Press)

Top-selling cars and trucks in February
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold last month, with January's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 47,273 (1)
2. Toyota Camry, 34,542 (2)
3. Nissan Altima, 32,953 (4)
4. Chevrolet Silverado, 32,297 (3)
5. Honda Civic, 27,087 (5)
6. Honda CR-V, 24,759 (6)
7. Ford Focus, 23,350 (-)
8. Dodge Ram, 22,595 (8)
9. Toyota Corolla, 22,148 (7)
10. Ford Fusion, 21,773 (-)
The Associated Press


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