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Every year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awards prizes to vehicles that are considered to be the best representatives in their category.

These announcements follow one another during the first months of the year and the last ones were announced at the end of March at the Vancouver Salon.

The last two categories honored were the green car of the year as well as the green SUV of the year.

Before revealing the identity of the winners, it is pertinent to remember that the AJAC members vote after thoroughly analyzing the various vehicles named, and this, under different conditions.

Moreover, pre-established criteria allow everyone to evaluate vehicles in a precise and rigorous manner.
For example, in the case of the green car of the year, elements such as autonomy, dynamism, importance on the market and the quality / price ratio were considered. The result also takes into account the place of a given product within the segment itself.

Without further ado, here are the finalists in the green car category of the year: Volkswagen e-Golf, Chevrolet Bolt EV and Hyundai IONIQ Electric. The winner: the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The green SUV category finalists included Kia Niro, Subaru Crosstrek and Chrysler Pacifica. It’s the little news of the Kia family that has gone with the victory.

“It is more important than ever for our association members to recognize the most environmentally friendly vehicles available to Canadian consumers and to inform the public about them. These vehicles are the future of transportation and they contribute in their own way to the future of our planet. As for consumers, it’s important that they can make the right choices and we’re proud that our work helps them make these choices.

– Mark Richardson, President of AJAC

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