2019 Los Angeles Award Finalists


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Green Car Journal
has made a strategic expansion of its annual Green Car of the Year® program at the LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA this year, now including complementary awards for 2019 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ and 2019 Green SUV of the Year™. The magazine has also just announced finalists for the three high-profile awards.

Finalists for 2019 Green Car of the Year® include the Honda Insight, Lexus ES 300h, Nissan Altima, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, and Volkswagen Jetta. Competing for 2019 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ are finalists Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Range Rover P400e, and Tesla Model 3. The field of 2019 Green SUV of the Year™ finalists includes the Cadillac XT4, Hyundai Kona, Lexus UX, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and the Volvo XC40.

Finalists for the 2019 Green Car of the Year® illustrate that ‘green’ comes in many forms, with efficient internal combustion and hybrid vehicles taking center stage. Gasoline models continue to achieve notable levels of efficiency and lower carbon emissions. At the same time, it’s evident how important electrification has become in today’s models, with two 2019 Green SUV of the Year™ finalists and all five finalists for the 2019 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ featuring battery electric or plug-in hybrid power. Green Car Journal has been recognizing leadership in the automotive field through its Green Car Awards program over the past 14 years.

 

2019 GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

 

HONDA INSIGHT

2019 Honda InsightHonda’s third-generation Insight sedan features an appealing and sophisticated design, loads of tech, and an advanced two-motor hybrid system that delivers an EPA estimated 55 highway mpg.


LEXUS ES 300h
2019-lexus-es-300hThe all-new Lexus ES 300h offers an eye-catching appearance and pleasing driving experience, with a fourth-generation hybrid system delivering a class-leading 44 combined mpg.

 

NISSAN ALTIMA

MY19 Nissan AltimaThe new-generation Nissan Altima has a more aggressive stance, advanced ProPILOT Assist, and greater efficiency with its turbocharged, variable compression four-cylinder engine.

 

TOYOTA AVALON HYBRID

2019-toyota-avalonToyota’s new Avalon Hybrid is longer, lower, and more stylish, with high mpg and spirited driving delivered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and all-new Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain.

 

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

2019-volkswagen-jettaBuilt on VW’s MQB platform, the seventh-generation Jetta offers a bolder design, greater interior space, lots of tech, and a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine netting up to 40 highway mpg.

Since its inception in 2006, the Green Car of the Year® has been selected by Green Car Journal editors and invited jurors from highly-respected efficiency and environmental organizations. This year’s invited Green Car of the Year® jurors include celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno; Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and Board Member of Global Green USA; Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation and Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin; Mindy Lubber, President of CERES; and Jason Hartke, President of the Alliance to Save Energy.

 

2019 LUXURY GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

 

AUDI e-tron

Audi e-tronThe new Audi e-tron crossover SUV is this automaker’s first all-electric production model, combining a handsome design, all-wheel drive performance, and a range of well over 200 miles.

 

JAGUAR I-PACE

2019-jaguar-ipaceJaguar’s first electric vehicle, the new I-PACE offers a pleasing and aggressive design, luxury appointments, exceptional driving characteristics, and a 240-mile all-electric driving range.

 

PORSCHE CAYENNE E-HYBRID

2019-porsche-cayenne-e-hybridThe Cayenne E-Hybrid is an all-new generation of Porsche’s plug-in Cayenne model, featuring a 3.0-liter gas engine and 136 hp electric motor for exceptional performance and greater efficiency.

 

RANGE ROVER P400e

range-rover-side-plugged-in-1A new plug-in hybrid variant of the Range Rover SUV, the P400e combines the luxury of the standard model with efficiency achieved with a 2.0-liter gas engine and 114 hp electric motor.

 

TESLA MODEL 3

tesla-model-3Tesla’s latest offering, the Model 3, is a stylish and high-tech sedan offering a signature Tesla look, lots of advanced technology, and an EPA estimated electric range of 210 to 310 miles.

 

2019 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

 

CADILLAC XT4

The 2019 XT4 was developed on an exclusive compact SUV architectThe Cadillac XT4 blends the functionality of a compact SUV, the sophistication of a Cadillac sedan, and the efficiency of turbocharged four-cylinder power in a stylish new model.

 

HYUNDAI KONA

2019-hyundai-konaHyundai’s stylish Kona crossover SUV comes in two variations, one powered by efficient internal combustion power and the other an all-electric model that delivers 258 miles of electric range.

 

LEXUS UX

2019-lexus-ux-250hOffered in conventionally-powered UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h hybrid versions, Lexus’ entry-level luxury model offers admirable efficiency in a functional, efficient, and compact form.

 

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVThe Outlander PHEV is Mitsubishi’s new plug-in hybrid addition to its full-size SUV model, providing greater efficiency and AWD using a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors.

 

VOLVO XC40

沃尔沃全新XC40外观The all-new XC40 compact SUV, the first model built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), features a bold exterior, refined interior, and efficient four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain.

 

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