Finalists chosen for 2016 Green SUV, to be revealed at WAS

Finalists chosen for 2016 Green SUV, to be revealed at WAS

The Green Car Journal has announced its five finalists for the prestigious 2016 Green SUV of the Year award, to be presented at the 2016 Washington Auto Show. They are the BMW X1 xDrive28i, Honda RH-V, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-3 and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

–After years of focus on building more efficient and environmentally positive sedans and hatchbacks, a growing emphasis is now being placed on SUVs and crossover vehicles, one of the hottest segments in the auto market,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and –The Green SUV of the Year award recognizes this achievement.”

The winner will be announced along with the winning vehicles for the magazineês 2016 Luxury Green Car of the Year and 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year awards at a press conference during The Washington Auto Showês Public Policy Days on January 21. The BMW i8 won the 2015 Luxury Green Car, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel won the 2015 Green SUV award. The Connected Green Car of the Year, a new award, recognizes the vehicle that best integrates the advantages of connected technologies with environmental performance.

–As the strategic cross roads where the auto industry meets public policy, The Washington Auto Show recognizes the critical role of sustainability and our role in promoting progress,” said Geoff Pohanka, chairman of The Washington Auto Show. –Partnering with Green Car Journal galvanizes those issues and brings them front and center.”

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