We may be VW addicts around here and love seeing VW claim some hardware but BlueMotion is not offered here in the U.S. We have Clean Diesel TDI’s. So claiming World Green Car in New York… Insight and Prius owners, thanks for playing.
Lowest consumption and emissions in its class
At the New York International Auto Show in Manhattan today the Volkswagen Blue Motion-models have been declared the 2010 World Green Cars.
The 59 member jury has given the Blue Motion product brand (available for Polo, Golf and Passat) preference over two other finalists in the 2010 World Green Car award: the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius.
BlueMotion is one of the most successful efficiency brands worldwide, it stands for tremendous competence in efficient and economical drive trains at Volkswagen’ said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, delighted about the appreciation by the jury.
The award was received at the New York International Auto Show on thursday morning by Walter de Silva, head of design Volkswagen Group. As part of the annual World Car awards, World Green Car has become one of the world’s most prestigious, credible and significant program of its kind. Due to the complexity of some of the ‘green’ technologies, three green experts were appointed by the World Car Steering Committee to extensively review all documentation and specs associated with each candidate and then create a short-list of finalists for review by jurors in their second round of voting held in February. Each juror drives and evaluates new vehicles on a regular basis as part of their on-going full-time professional work. Through their respective outlets they collectively reach an audience of many millions worldwide.
– Volkswagen AG