Car of the year
THE CAR OF THE YEAR JURY will announce this week that the Alfa Romeo 156 beat the Mercedes-Benz A-class and three others. Car of the Year road tests first brought attention to the A-class stability problems. The 56 journalists also passed over the Volkswagen Golf, Citroen Xsara, and Audi A6.
Animal of the year?
The moose avoidance test is more to avoid children than animals. As for the animal's name, in much of Europe, it is called the elk (Alg in Swedish, Elg in Danish, Elch in German). What's meant is the large-bodied, thin-legged, wide-antlered animal known as Alces alces in Latin.