Toyota Paints Vancouver Green

No doubt many automobile manufacturers were green with envy as Toyota drove away with both the 2017 Canadian Green Car of the Year Award and the Canadian Green Utility of the Year Award presented by the Auto Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) this week in Vancouver.

Dave Nichols, National Manager, Toyota Canada

The announcement was delivered by Ms. Regina Chan during the opening of the Vancouver International Auto Show on Tuesday morning. With manufacturer reps and media in attendance, the wraps were pulled off of the Prius Hybrid and the RAV4 Hybrid, winners in their respective categories.

Runners-up for the Green Car Award included the 2017 Kia Optima HEV and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. Runners-up for Green Utility Award included the Chrysler Pacifica, Mazda CX-9, and the Subaru Forester. 

The two Toyota products were selected by AJAC as the Canadian Green Car and Green Utility of the Year based upon each vehicle’s respective size and purpose, and the degree to which they each provide Canadians with environmentally-friendly operation in comparison to other vehicles within the respective classes. In assessing the Green Car Awards, 60+ AJAC journalists focus on the “green” characteristics of each qualifying vehicle, including range, recharge/refuel time and price.

“Toyota is committed to maintaining its leadership position in designing, engineering and building environmentally-advanced vehicles that meet the many demands of today’s drivers – which is why the 2017 Prius sets new standards for efficiency and emissions even as it provides owners with more style and driving fun,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We’re delighted that members of AJAC agree, and thank them for this important award.”

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