2017 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year and Green Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards
The 2017 Vancouver International Auto Show is pleased to welcome the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) as they announce the 2017 Canadian Green Car of the Year and the 2017 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year award winners at this year’s show. The winners will be announced during AJAC’s Press Conference on Media Preview Day before the opening of the show on Tuesday, March 28.
The Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year top 3 finalists will be announced at the Canadian International Auto Show, this February, after the announcement for the winners of Canadian Car of the Year and the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Vehicles in the running were part of this past October’s “TestFest” which took place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Clarington, Ontario. Four days of test-drive evaluations of brand-new or significantly changed models narrowed the search to eight “Best New” categories, which were then announced in December.
The eight “Best New” categories cover the full new-model spectrum, including Best New Small Car, Best New Sports/Performance Car, and Best New Utility Vehicle. Most of these core categories are then further broken down into Small, Large and Premium to cover a wide range of types of vehicles.
The 2 winning vehicles, the Canadian Green Car of the Year and the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year, will be on display in the AJAC exhibit for the duration of the 2017 Vancouver International Auto Show along with the Canadian Car of the Year and the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
2017 Canadian Car of the Year Finalists “Best New” Category Finalists
Best New Small Car Hyundai Elantra
Best New Large Car Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Best New Large Premium Car Buick LaCrosse
Best New Sports / Performance Car Hyundai Elantra Sport
Best New Premium Sports Performance Car BMW M2
Best New Small Utility Subaru Forester
Best New Large Utility Chrysler Pacifica
Best New Premium Utility Vehicle Mercedes-Benz GLC (GLC 300 4MATIC)
2017 Canadian Green Car of the Year Finalists
The finalists are:
- Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
- Kia Optima HEV
- Toyota Prius (Technology Package)
Winner: Toyota Prius
2017 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists
The finalists are:
- Mazda CX-9
- Subaru Forester
- Toyota Rav4 Hybrid (Technology Package)
Winner: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
PRESS ROOM FOR MEDIA:
All media have access to AJAC’s virtual online press room where the following can be downloaded:
VIDEO: B-roll of the four-day event, as well as 90-second videos ideal for YouTube
AERIAL VIEW: Drone footage of the event
FACT SHEET: Including recent press releases
For further information about the AJAC CCOTY Awards, please visit the AJAC web site: ajac.ca. Or contact:
Justin Pritchard Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gary Grant Co-Chair (email@example.com),
Brian Early Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), Haney Louka Director (email@example.com),
David Taylor Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).