Cars and car makers achievements in 2014 – While some cars leave the market as quietly as they came, there are some that go ahead to create milestones.
Every year, there are new car models that arrive in the market and amaze us with their fantastic features.
While some make new records, there are some cars that move one step further to obliterate previous records. Equipped with new technologies, elegant exteriors, and bleeding internals, these cars immediately grab attention of customers and leave a mark in their minds for years to come. The year 2014 also saw some magnificent records made by car manufacturers and their fabulous vehicles.
Listed below are a few accomplishments made in the car industry in 2014:
Honda Amaze – Listed in Guiness World Records
By covering a total of 23,800 kms through various terrains, highways, coastlines, and city roads of India, the Honda Amaze made a new record of the longest journey by a car in a single country. The journey that started on 15th September 2014, crossing more than 400 towns in 55 days, made the Honda Amaze enter in the Guinness World Records. This drive is a standing testament of the vehicle’s durability, reliability, and quality. Further, the company stated that the campaign aimed to celebrate the success of achieving 1,00,000 units of sale of Honda Amaze across the country.
Ferrari – The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold at an Auction
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bagged the world record of being sold at a whopping price of $38 million at a public auction. It wouldn’t be surprising to know that the top 10 most expensive vehicles sold during various public auctions were all Ferraris, such as, 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti, 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Sports-racing Two-Seat Spider Competizione, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, and many more.
Mercedes-Benz – Highest Ever Sales in the Company’s History in India
The year 2014 recorded the best year for Mercedes-Benz in India. The brand with the Three Pointed Star garnered excellent response from customers who bought a mind-boggling 10,201 units of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. To meet the overwhelming demand of its customers, the company had launched 10 new models including the W222 S-Class, E350 CDI, GLA, W2505 C-Class, CLA45, GLA45, ML63, GL63, and more.
With an array of new car launches in 2015, this year also seems to be an exciting one for the automobile industry. Car enthusiasts can barely wait to lay their hands on the likes of the gorgeous Datsun Go, Tata Bolt, and several others. Here’s hoping that we get to see some more shining achievements in the car world!