Next Green Car Awards 2011
Next Green Car uses its unique Green Car Rating to rank the greenest new cars to come to market in 2011.
Eligible cars are selected for their low Green Car Rating, level of innovation, value, drive experience and design.
MPV Awards 2011
WINNER: Renault Scenic 1.6 dCi Start-Stop
– CO2: 115 g/km
The Scenic 1.6 dCi 130 bhp diesel comes with start-stop, which reduces CO2 emissions to 115 g/km and increases fuel economy to 62.8 mpg (combined). The new model is well equipped with all the practicalities needed of an MPV. Unlike the Verso-S, the rear seats slide back and forth, allowing extra leg room to be traded with additional boot space. Lots of extras to choose from, all at a very reasonable price. From £19,990 OTR; Available now.
NGC verdict: "Not only is the new start-stop Scenic well equipped with all the versatility needed of an MPV, it has great fuel economy and handling – all at a very reasonable price."
COMMENDED: Toyota Verso-S 1.33 VVT-i
– CO2: 120 g/km –
Although the shortest in it's class, the new Verso-S is roomy inside, with enough space for five large adults. The 1.33 VVT-i petrol engine with Multidrive CVT transmission features Toyota's Optimal Drive Technology emitting just 120 g/km CO2, and capable of 54.3 combined mpg. Top speed of 103 mph and 0-62 mph in 13.7 seconds are more than adequate. From £14,995 OTR; Available now; Verso-S review.
COMMENDED: Vauxhall Meriva EcoFlex
– CO2: 119 g/km –
The new Vauxhall Meriva is packed with family friendly features including the innovative rear-hinged rear doors for easy passenger access. The 1.3 CDTi 95PS EcoFlex Exclusiv is the most affordable model, delivering excellent efficiency and only 119 g/km CO2, and 62.8 mpg (combined). Performance is 0-60 mph in under 14 seconds and a top speed of 104 mph. Comes with 100,000 mile warranty. From £19,495 OTR; Available now; Meriva review.
Crossover shortlist 2011
Due to vehicle availability, please note that the winner of the Crossover Award 2011 will be announced later in the year.
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
– CO2: 99 g/km – GCR: TBC
The 3008 HYbrid4 is the first ever diesel hybrid production car, powered by a 163 hp 2.0 litre power unit alongside a 37 hp electric motor which drives the rear wheels. The car can drive up to 3 miles in 'electric only' mode, at speeds up to 30 mph. Overall the HYbrid4 achieves 74.4 mpg (combined) and emits only 99 g/km CO2, making it zero-rated for car tax and receiving the full Congestion Charge discount. From £26,995 OTR; Available Oct 2011.
BMW X1 EfficientDynamics
– CO2: 119 g/km – GCR: TBC
BMW's greenest ever 'X' model, the X1 EfficientDynamics is powered by a 161 bhp four cylinder turbocharged engine which achieves over 62 mpg (combined) whilst emitting just 119 g/km CO2. The X1 includes several EfficientDynamics features, including regenerative braking, start-stop, an Optimum Shift Indicator and low rolling resistance tyres. Gearing is long, but the X1 is capable of 0-62 mph in 8.3 seconds. From £25,715 OTR; Available Sept 2011; X1 review.
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 TDi
– CO2: 129 g/km –
The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, lightest and greenest Range Rover ever produced. With a 2.2 litre TDi 110/140 kW diesel engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, the Evoque achieves 57.6 mpg (combined) and emits 129 g/km CO2. Several efficiency and design tweaks have been maximised, inlcuding the use of lightweight materials such as recycled plastics and Aluminium. From £27,995 OTR; Available now.
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