Mercedes-Benz introduces first Hybrid car in Japan

The Mercedes-Benz Japan has launched it’s first ever hybrid sedan car S-Class in Japan. By introducing this car, Mercedes became the first non-Japanese carmaker to sell a Hybrid car in Japan. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class hybrid is the first foreign-made luxury hybrid car to sell in Japanese domestic market and rest of the world, which is dominated by Toyota Motor Company and Japan’s second largest auto-maker the Honda Motor Company.

The S-Class Hybrid car has about 30% better fuel efficiency than other predecessor.
This model is from Mercedes-Benz’s top luxury line-up. BMW Japan is also intending to introduce a hybrid model (exact model still un-known) sometime in coming summer. Non-Japanese automobile makers has also jumped into the heated hybrid-vehicle competition being driven by Toyota Prius and it’s rival Honda Insight which is smaller engine hybrid car than other.

According to the emission control department of Japan Inspection Organization, the fuel consumption of Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class Hybrid car is better than it’s rival hybrid cars. The German automaker is hoping for good sale of this model in Japan, where Japanese new cars are generally popular among the end-used Japanese.

But Mercedes-Benz Hybrid car is expected to be good-selling car in Japan, and will captured the domestic Japanese auto market as one of the quick selling model of Mercedes Benz Japan due to it’s beautiful shape and fuel-economy, which Mercedes-Benz japan has enough reason to  believe that current model  will beat their all rival Japanese new car in term of quolity and performance.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is among the Finalist for 2011 World Performance Car

At the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced. The winners will be announce on  April 21, 2011.
From the entry list of 39 new cars from all over the world, the top three contenders for the overall 2011 World Car of the Year title are, Audi A8, BMW 5 Series and Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.
 
Vehicles are selected by an international jury panel comprised of 66 world renown automotive journalists from 24 countries worldwide including Japanese cars journalists. Each judge was appointed by the World Car Steering Committee on the basis of their experience. All members are holding magnificent stature within their regions and countries.
 
The top three finalists for the 2011 World Performance Car award are:
The 66 member jury has chosen the below top three finalists for the 2011 World Green Car award:
  • BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Nissan LEAF