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2011 Hyundai Elantra among greenest cars ever


The all-new Hyundai Elantra compact car just named a ‘2011 Greenest Vehicle’ by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

The Hyundai Elantra is one of just 12 vehicles on the list, joining hybrids and electric cars like Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.

“This is a very important, real-world recognition of the 2011-year Elantra, which we will be launching here in the second quarter of this year,” said the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai New Zealand, Tom Ruddenklau.

“This American organisation is notoriously tough in its stance: green up, or you’re toast."

The new Elantra shows you don’t have to drive an unattractive hybrid to lead the way on environmental awareness, says Ruddenklau.

“In this car you can go green with style and performance.”

Only one eco car from each manufacturer is eligible for the list. Two other Hyundai models were also in the running. Both the i45 midsize sedan and ix35 small SUV are named on the “Greener Choices 2011” list.

ACEEE has named Hyundai among its leaders in fuel efficiency for the past six years in a row.

This is the council's 14th annual rating of the most eco-friendly cars on the market.

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