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Green Award winners


UK's What Car? magazine announces best "green" cars

At the recent London Motor Show,  UK magazine What Car? announced its inaugural Green Award winners.

It provides consumers with a guide to the best eco-friendly new cars available, if you want to limit your impact on the environment.

It's not all about the lowest CO2 output either; other criteria include financial sense, safety, security and need to be great cars to use and drive.

Even though not all of the winners are available in New Zealand, it provides an indication of some of the models you might want to look out for in the future.

Winners by category

Category Best buy   Superminis Fiat 500 1.2 Pop

Small family cars      Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 110bhp Style

Family Cars     Citroen C5 1.6 HDi VTR+

Executive Cars      BMW 318d ES

MPVs   Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi SX

4x4s     Honda CR-V 2.2 i-CTDi ES

Sports Cars    Mini Cooper S

Luxury Cars      Audi A8 2.8 V6 FSI SE

Technology Award     Toyota for plug-in hybrids

Editors Award     BMW Efficient Dynamics

Overall Winner       Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 110bhp Style

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