Hyundai Sonata Named 2016 Green Car Of The Year® Finalist
Green Car Journalnamed the Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan, including theSonata Eco,Sonata HybridandSonata
Plug-in Hybrid, a finalist for the 2016 Green Car of the Year award.
Each year, five finalists are considered for the Green Car of the Year
award, an honor that recognizes fuel-efficient vehicles and the
environmental leadership they bring to the auto industry. The 2016 Green
Car of the Year will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show during
the show's second press day onNov. 19.
Sonata lineup shows how a mid-size sedan can effectively improve fuel
efficiency for a large number of drivers while reducing more emissions,
as our Sonata is sold in high volumes compared to other alternative-fuel
vehicles," saidMike O'Brien,
vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
"From the Sonata Eco to our all-new Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, all of our
Sonatas feature unique design with advanced safety and convenience
features that deliver outstanding fuel economy – all exceeding the needs
of today's eco-minded owner."
continues to place emphasis on its eco-friendly Blue Drive® lineup in
all segments through 2020. Part of this initiative is the arrival of the
Plug-in Hybrid variant of the Sonata this fall, marking Hyundai's very
first Plug-in Hybrid model to debut in the U.S.
"The 2016 Hyundai Sonata delivers what many buyers are seeking, a stylish and fun-to-drive car that offers varying options to go 'green,'" saidRon Cogan, editor and publisher ofGreen Car JournalandCarsOfChange.com.
"Offering the Sonata in efficient gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid
choices at approachable price points is an important strategy for
encouraging cleaner and more efficient personal transportation on our
the award's vetting process, Green Car Journal editors consider all
vehicles, fuels, and technologies as an expansive field of potential
candidates is narrowed down to a final five. Finalists are selected for
their achievements in raising the bar in environmental performance.
Availability to the mass market is a factor to ensure honored models
have the potential to make a real difference in environmental impact,
and finalists must be available for sale byJan. 1of the award year.
The Green Car of the Year is selected through a majority vote by an esteemed jury that includes celebrity auto enthusiastJay Leno,
plus leaders of noted environmental and efficiency organizations, such
as President of Ocean Futures Society Jean-Michel Cousteau, Board Member
of Global GreenUSAMatt Petersen, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation Dr.Alan Lloyd, President of CERES Mindy Lubber, and President of the Alliance to Save Energy,Kateri Callahan.
GREEN CAR JOURNALGreen
Car of the Year award is an important part of Green Car Journal's
mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. Since
1992, Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles,
energy and environment. Today, the magazine is considered the premier
source of information on high fuel efficiency, low-emission, advanced
technology and alternative-fuel vehicles. CarsOfChange.com presents
'green car' articles online, along with a focus on infotainment and
connectivity. Green Car of the Year is a registered trademark of Green
Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered inFountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughoutthe United Statesby
Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830
dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty,
Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five
years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected
Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link
telematics system with proactive safety and car care services
complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include
Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle
Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service