Toyota scores yet another Green Car award

01 March 2013

Toyota has carried on its strong performance in terms of energy-efficient vehicles by claiming another accolade at the Green Car awards.

The manufacturer’s new model, the Auris Hybrid, has been named the Green Car of the Year 2013 after being voted by visitors of, showing its prominence within this sector.

Toyota beat off competition from the likes of the new Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion and the BMW i3 electric supermini.

Voters were impressed with the Auris Hybrid’s low emissions standing at just 89 g/km and the company has managed to secure a 13 per cent reduction in terms of CO2 across its entire range.

Faye Sunderland, the editor of, said: “A good, all-round family car, the Auris Hybrid combines quality build and finish with everyday practicality, fuel efficiency and low running costs.”

The range of electric cars is set to be boosted over the next 12 months with models such as the Renault Zoe and the Ford Focus Electric and Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC.

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