Here's what didn't win: Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime, and Nissan Rogue Hybrid. While the Green Car Journal's big annual awards event happens at the Los Angeles Auto Show - where it crowns its Green Car Of The Year - the Washington Auto Show has its own collection of Green Car Awards. This year, Green Car Journal crowned three winners: 2017 Green SUV of the Year: BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance 2017 Connected Green Car of the Year: Mercedes-Benz C350e 2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year: Acura NSX Green Car Journal editor Ron Cogan praised all of the winners (and the finalists) as offering lower emissions and higher fuel economy without requiring any sacrifice from the driver. With the non-plug hybrids like the NSX, this is obvious, since you get some electric benefit without needing to change your gas habits at all. Both the BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance and the Mercedes-Benz C350e have plugs, and so can drive for a few miles (11 in the Mercedes, 14 in the BMW) … [Read more...] about Acura NSX, BMW X5, Mercedes C350e win Green Car Awards
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The World Car Awards also announced the finalists for its other categories, including luxury, performance, green, urban, and design. The organizers of the World Car of the Year are now announcing the finalists for the international award and its various sub-categories. We’ll find out the winners on April 13 at the New York Auto Show. With six out of the ten finalists, Volkswagen Group has a stranglehold on the main category for 2017 World Car of the Year. The vehicles that could take home the trophy are: Audi A5 / S5 Coupé Audi Q2 Audi Q5 Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder Honda Civic Jaguar F-Pace Mazda CX-9 Skoda Kodiaq Toyota C-HR Volkswagen Tiguan VW Group only has a single entry on the list of five finalists for World Luxury Car, though. European brands dominate the list that consists of: Bentley Bentayga BMW 5 Series Genesis G90 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo S90 / V90 European marques are equally dominant among the finalists for the 2017 World Performance … [Read more...] about VW Group dominates finalist list for 2017 World Car of the Year
Few details yet, but 2.2-liter turbodiesel will arrive by second half of 2017. The new Mazda CX-5 will add a diesel engine in the U.S. by the second half of next year, the automaker confirmed today. Though Mazda already sells diesels in Europe, the debut of diesel Mazdas in the U.S. had long been delayed. This will be the company’s first ever diesel in this market. There are few details on the new engine so far, but Mazda says it will be the company’s Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-four. In Europe, that engine is rated for 147 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet of torque (380 Newton-meters) in the outgoing CX-5. The company says the engine has two new technologies, dubbed Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control, to help quell the classic clatter and knocking of diesel engines.Mazda announced plans for diesel-powered CX-5 and 6 models as far back as 2013 but repeatedly delayed that introduction. The company said the … [Read more...] about New Mazda CX-5 to finally get diesel engine in the U.S.
This is 13.56 seconds quicker than the standard Camaro ZL1. After recently teasing the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE’s trip to the Nürburgring, the Bowtie now reveals that the track-focused, supercharged sports coupe can lap the Green Hell in 7:16.04, which makes it the quickest Camaro ever around the course. Check out how the car handles the course’s famous curves in the video above. ZL1 1LE’s time destroys the standard ZL1’s lap of 7 minutes and 29.6 seconds from last year. The hardcore Camaro also bests the C6 Corvette ZR1’s 7 minutes and 26.4 seconds, and the previous-generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ 7 minutes and 18 seconds. You might also like: The 10 Fastest American Production Cars Around The Nurburgring First 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Bought By NASCAR Legend For $250k Chevy Camaro ZL1 gets even more hardcore with 1LE package According to Chevy, the ZL1 that achieved this impressive lap time had its … [Read more...] about See The Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Lap The ‘Ring In 7:16
Volkswagen, BMW, and Ram aren't so lucky and drop much lower than last year. Tesla is getting a nice gift in time for the holidays because Consumer Reports’ latest owner satisfaction survey shows that the EV brand’s owners are the happiest folks on the road. The investigation found that 91 percent of the firm’s customers would “definitely” buy another of its vehicles. Porsche came in second place this year with 84 percent of owners wanting another one. Audi was a somewhat distant third at 77 percent. The top three brands and Subaru in fourth at 76 percent were in the same positions last year.Consumer Reports asks subscribers whether they would buy the same vehicle over again, and the figures come from the percentage who answer “definitely yes.” An automaker must have at least two models with data to qualify, and the automobiles come from the 2014 through 2017 model years. This time the company collected responses from … [Read more...] about Tesla owns Consumer Reports latest owner satisfaction survey