Canada's Auto123 Chooses Something Called The "Model S" (sounds made up) As Its 2014 Luxury Mid-Size Car Of The Year
Auto123.com, who bills themselves as the "No. 1 Canadian source" for all things automotive has chosen something called the Tesla Model S as the 2014 Luxury Mid-Size Car Of The Year.
Canadian's Love The Tesla Model S
While not much is known about this Tesla Motors, apparently they sell an all-electric car of some type.
We can only assume the management team behind this car, whoever they might be, are extremely pleased to get this award so that now more people will hear of their car and possibly purchase one.
Further research by InsideEVs has revealed that it comes in both an 85 kWh trim level that can travel "426 kilometres", and also in a 60 kWh version that can travel "335 kilometres".
We can only hope this Canadian news means the Tesla Model S will soon also be available in the United States, as our metric conversion skills would lead us to believe this cars could travel 265 miles and 208 miles (respectively) if they became available south of the border.
To check out the all the winners of Auto123 awards, readers can go here.
Additionally, the Nissan LEAF won for the 2014 "Green Vehicle of the Year. (hat tip to Brian)
Also of interest:
Auto123's Own Comparison Specs On The Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera (click to enlarge)
Despite the fact that the Tesla Model S has at least 120 cu ft of interior spaces and is officially rated by the Canadian government as a Full Size car (in fact the most efficient full size car in the country), the Porsche Panamera has been deemed more "Fully Size-y" by Auto123 and has won the 2014 Luxury Large Size Vehicle of the Year from the publication - that is despite the Model S having a greater wheelbase, greater width, height, almost identical length, and seating up to seven passengers as compared to the Panamera's four.