Top three finalists announced for Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year by AJAC

Final winners of Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's 2019 program to be announced on March 19 in Vancouver

TORONTO, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the top three finalists for the Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year, the final awards to be handed out as part of the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year awards program.

For 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year, the finalists are:
Honda Clarity PHEV,
Honda Insight, and
Nissan Leaf.

For 2019 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year, the finalists are:
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which won its category as Best EV in Canada for 2019,
Jaguar I-PACE, the 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and Best Premium EV in Canada for 2019, and
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

The winners will be announced during media day for the Vancouver International Auto Show on Tuesday, March 19.

Entries for Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year must meet the standard requirements for entry into the Canadian Car of the Year awards program, and must satisfy additional criteria for fuel efficiency based on the entry's size, powertrain and purpose. This reflects the ideology that today's market sees eco-friendly cars in many shapes, sizes, price points, and vehicle categories.

All entries are tested by AJAC journalists, who are among the most respected and objective sources of automotive opinion in Canada. Evaluation takes place over months on different road surfaces and road conditions throughout the year and during AJAC's autumn Test Fest event.

"The Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year selection process sets the most fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles apart from the rest of the automotive marketplace," says Mark Richardson, President of AJAC. "Canadians who value great driving dynamics and low emissions can look to these finalists and the overall winners as being, in the opinion of AJAC journalists, the best choices in our market for what they need and want in their next vehicle."

About the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Collectively, our primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of our members and AJAC's annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (CCOTY and CUVOTY), Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.

SOURCE Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

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