Mazda 2 named Japan's Car of the Year
Seeing huge success even before its European début, the new Mazda 2 has won Japan Car of the Year 2014-15.
marks the second time Mazda have won the title in three years. The
judges praised the supermini, called the Demio in Japan, for its design,
economy, and ergonomic interior (the Mazda 2 is the first car in its
class to include a Heads-Up Display). They were particularly impressed
by the Mazda's SKYACTIV technology, allowing for lower emissions and
The award winning mini's European launch is in November, and exact specifications and price details haven't been disclosed yet.
Bentley's new extravagant smartphone
with Vertu, a British "luxury phone" maker, Bentley have released a
smartphone. The imaginatively named 'Vertu for Bentley' is an Android
smartphone with 64GB of memory and an industry average processor. The
attraction, says Vertu CEO Massimiliano Pogliani, is the "contemporary
embodiment of English craftsmanship". Each phone is apparently handmade,
with a titanium case, calf leather grip and the Bentley logo, finished
with the signature of the person who put it together.
more appealing though, is the ambitious service that comes with the
phone. Vertu promise that every buyer will have access to a sort of
executive assistant staff, who will be on hand to aid the customer with
things like securing VIP concert tickets, reserving tables at exclusive
restaurants, and even buying presents for family and friends. And what
will this wonderful phone and benefit package cost? A mere £10,700.