Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has been awarded the Green Car of the Year title by What Car? magazine.
The Volvo S40 DRIVe was ranked ahead of models including the Renault Megane and the BMW 118d on the strength of its numerous green innovations.
Judges at What Car? found that the vehicle generated a relatively low level of carbon emissions in comparison with other cars, as well as practicality, driver enjoyment and safety.
As a result, it could be a good option for environmentally-minded motorists to consider.
Steve Fowler, editor of What Car?, commented: “Its low emissions don’t come at the expense of quality, safety or driver enjoyment and it’s great value too.”
He added that that the Volvo S40 DRIVe is a “seriously appealing” vehicle that has “everything we look for” in an eco-friendly car.
This comes after TheGreenCarWebsite found that one in three car insurance customers find eco-friendly vehicles too expensive in comparison with regular models.
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