Peugeot diesel smashes economy records: The Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback now holds the World Record for the highest average fuel consumption. It has broken diesel economy records with a 3.1 l/100 km performance in Australia.
The First Japanese car to be produced in the United States was the Honda Accord in November 1982. In its first year of production, it became the best-selling Japanese car in the United States.
The car that sold more than one million units in 1965, setting a record that still stands today is the Chevrolet Impala.
The first Porsche 911 that was introduced in 1964 generated 130 BHP of power.
The first ‘pony car’ was introduced in 1964 by Ford Mustang, a new class of automobile which was designed to be more compact and more affordable than the larger muscle cars.
Women spend more than $65 million on new cars and influence 80 percent of all new-car purchases.
The Tata Nano is now the cheapest car in the world. It is expected to outsell the Maruti 800.
The Templar Touring Roadster was the first automobile that offered a compass and a camera as standard equipment in 1919.
The auto company that introduced the first hand brake, located on the driver's left was Packard in 1914.
The first laminated safety glass was introduced by Rickenbacker in 1926.
Radios were first offered in automobiles in the year 1923.
Windshield wipers were invented by a woman.
Japan is the top car producing country in the world.
If you are in an automobile when lightning strikes, you are generally safe. This is due to the Faraday Effect in which the electricity dissipates over the area of the car. There is a potential difference between different points across the area, for example the roof of the car. This effect causes circles of electricity to disperse over the entire body of the car, keeping passengers safe.
56 km/h is the average speed that most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush hours.
The first modern petrol-driven internal combustion engine for a car was designed by Gottlieb Daimler.