Active Lifestyle Vehicle Winners Now Featured at ActiveTestDrive.com
LA JOLLA, CA. - February 9, 2005 - Elite athletes and automotive journalists from across the nation teamed up to test drive vehicles for the first annual ALV (Active Lifestyle Vehicle) of the Year competition, co-sponsored by Active.com and National Sports Network. The 2005 ALV winners are now featured at www.activetestdrive.com, a new Web site showcasing the most conducive vehicles for an active lifestyle, ranging from sport coupes to full-size sport-utility vehicles.
Out of nearly 50 vehicles submitted by automobile manufacturers for this year's ALV competition, the 2005 Nissan Xterra and the 2005 Land Rover LR3 earned top honors for the best value and luxury categories respectively. All vehicles were judged based on fuel economy, off-road performance, environmental friendliness and safety, with additional emphasis on bicycle transport, towing capability, cargo space efficiency and accessory first aid kits. Some of the 2005 ALV finalists even featured large cup holders for water bottles, seats designed for an athletic build and compartments to hold wet gear, making these the most ideal vehicles on the market for active sports enthusiasts.
"The Active Lifestyle Vehicles program provides a great tool for active consumers looking to purchase a vehicle that caters to all of their sporting needs, from bike transport to towing capability," explained Jim Woodman, senior vice president of business development and content publishing for The Active Network, parent company of Active.com. "Our goal is to bridge the gap between car manufacturers and active lifestyle consumers, eventually giving consumers a voice in designing the ultimate ALV."
For more information, visit www.activetestdrive.com
Active.com (www.active.com), a division of The Active Network, Inc., provides one of the Web's best resources to find, learn about and register online for participatory events and activities. Participants can search Active.com's extensive online database and find events in more than 50 sports, in cities nationwide, throughout the year. Participants can also access exercise, nutrition and health information to help maintain fitness goals. Other Active.com products and services include eteamz (www.eteamz.com), the Web's popular home page building and online registration service for sports teams; ActiveAdvantage, a customized membership benefits program for active lifestyles; and TrainingPeaks.com, effective, interactive online training programs to track training progress online. For more information, visit www.active.com
About National Sports Network
National Sports Network (NSN) is a group of 17 regional sports magazines, focused on local amateur sports and distributed in 30 top U.S. markets. With a monthly circulation of 1.14 million and 3.3 million readers, the NSN magazines provide the essential local resource for event information, training advice, new product reviews and features to help get the most out of an active lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nationalsportsnetwork.net