Honda Accord wins green car prize at Los Angeles Auto Show

Written by PTI | Updated: Nov 24 2013, 00:39am hrs
The Honda Accord was named Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, beating shortlisted rivals from Audi, BMW, Mazda and Toyota.

The Accord offers multiple versions including gas, hybrid and electric, and even the largest petrol engine V-6 model gets an impressive 34 miles per gallon (mpg) for highway driving.

Its rivals for the yesterdays environmentally-friendly prize, announced the day before the Los Angeles show opens to the public, were the Audi A6 TDI, the BMW 328d, the Mazda 3 and the Toyota Corolla.

The diversity of this field of finalists illustrates not only that green has gone mainstream, but also that there is no single approach to achieving ever-higher levels of fuel efficiency and environmental performance, said Ron Cogan, publisher of Green Car Journal, which hands out the prize.

Its accommodating, featuring the comfort and functionality expected of a mainstream sedan and incorporating the latest in on-board electronics and safety systems, although while delivering a satisfying driving experience.

Importantly, it excels with the versatile approach to environmental leadership.

American Honda senior vice-president Mike Accavitti said the car offers something for everyone, adding that the green prize highlights our shared vision of the future of low and ultra-low carbon emissions.

Last years award was won by the Ford Fusion, following the Honda Civic Natural Gas and the Chevrolet Volt in previous years.