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